Cranberries

Rutgers breeding program puts science first

The process leading to the release of breakthrough cranberry varieties at Rutgers University represents a nearly 30-year evolution. Driving the program to these heights has been Nicholi Vorsa and his colleagues. After starting the cranberry... more »

Cranberry research seeks longer shelf life

A new adjunct professor at Washington State University (WSU) is trying to find ways to extend the cranberry season beyond the fall and winter holidays. Frank Caruso recently retired after 28 years at the University... more »

Wisconsin cranberry crop up 5 percent

The Cranberry Marketing Committee, in conjunction with USDA, recently announced that Wisconsin is projected to yield 4.9 million barrels of cranberries during the 2013 fall harvest – an increase of 5 percent over the 2012... more »

Cranberry growers look for ways to trim surplus

Cranberry growers in the United States are battling steep surpluses and declining prices, along with increased competition from Canadian and overseas producers. To offset the imbalances, the U.S. Cranberry Marketing Committee, based in Wareham, Mass.,... more »

Edgewood Bogs sustains success in cranberries

Taking a lean and green approach in operating Edgewood Bogs has paid dividends for cranberry growers Matt and Cindy Rhodes. The couple purchased the operation, in the heart of southeastern Massachusetts’ “Cranberry Country,” from Matt’s... more »

Wisconsin cranberry grower favors fresh market

Habelman Bros. Cranberry Co. in Tomah, Wis., is one of but a few fresh-market cranberry growers in the United States. In fact, less than 4 percent of the total cranberries grown in the country are... more »

Editorial: Beware the Canada goose

With droughts and freezes, the last thing a grower needs is damage from wildlife. Deer are usually a major problem, but a winged critter is making life difficult for some growers. “I planted broccoli after... more »

USDA: cranberry crop down slightly

The forecast for the 2012 U.S. cranberry crop is 7.68 million barrels, down less than 1 percent from the 2011 crop, according to USDA.Wisconsin will lead the way, with 4.5 million barrels (up from 4.4... more »


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