Cranberries

Cranberry school covers fruit rot, other threats

If Wisconsin cranberry growers had a higher incidence of fruit rot in 2016 than usual, should they intensify their fungicide spray program this coming season? Not necessarily, said University of Wisco... more

Breeder focuses on developing resistant varieties

Rutgers University cranberry plant breeder Nick Vorsa is striving to complete research started by his predecessors nearly 140 years ago.

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Tart Cherry Industry Sales ‘Restriction’ Set at 68 Percent

The national red tart cherry crop came in at 355 million pounds, a whopping increase over USDA's June estimate of 283.6 million pounds. At its meeting... more »

Michigan Takes a Serious Look at Cranberries

There are a number of explanations for why Wisconsin has 18,000 acres of cranberries and Michigan, a similar place 100 miles away across Lake Michigan... more »

Wanted: More Cranberries. Call Today.

Ocean Spray is looking for more cranberries, either produced by its existing 600 or so growers who own the cooperative company or by other growers who... more »

Michigan Cultivates a New Industry: Cranberries

Michigan agricultural officials see a big opportunity for jobs in a little red berry that is rapidly growing in popularity. The Detroit News... more »

Tart Cherry Industry Will Decide the Fate of Its Marketing Order

In March, tart cherry growers and handlers will decide whether to extend the life of their industry’s federal marketing order, known as the Cher... more »

2007 Noncitrus Fruit Utilized Production Down 1 Percent, Value Up 5 Percent

In 2007, the Nation's utilized production of the leading noncitrus fruit crops totaled 16.6 million tons, down 1 percent from the 2006 utilized produc... more »

New Cranberry Hybrid High in Antioxidants

ARS scientists and colleagues are suiting up a wholesome cranberry variety with a newly isolated genetic trait. Using traditional breeding methods, th... more »

Industry Looks Ahead to Increasingly Better Times

Depending upon where you put your benchmark, the best of times are either ahead of us – or behind us – in the cranberry industry. For the ... more »

Group Steps Up Its Marketing Efforts with Urban Bogs

Cranberry bogs sprang up out of nowhere in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles last month, and disappeared after a few days. It wasn’t a case... more »

Wisconsin Cranberry Crop Expected to Break Record

The forecast for the 2006 cranberry crop is 6.64 million barrels, up 6 percent from 2005 and 7 percent above 2004, according to USDA's National Agricu... more »


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