Cranberries

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. When the university’s New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station was founded in 1880, the station’s own... more »

CCCGA to honor 200th anniversary of cranberry growing

Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association (CCCGA) will commemorate 2016 as the 200th anniversary of commercial cranberry growing in Massachusetts this fall.  The occasion also marks the launch of the association’s newly created educational traveling exhibit, Rhapsody in Red: ... more »

Luna fungicide labels changed for grapes and berry crops

The Luna series of fungicides by Bayer all have one active ingredient in common, fluopyram, which is a systemic fungicide belonging to the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) class of fungicides. This group of fungicides has... more »

SWD survey seeks grower responses

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind Dosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops" project, funded by the USDA National... more »

Obituary: Clinton O. Potter

Clinton O. Potter, long-time owner of Potter Cranberry Company, died Monday, March 21. He was 95. The youngest son of Oscar and Eva (Bennett) Potter, Clinton was born Nov. 17, 1920, on the family's cranberry marsh in... more »

Cranberry Industry Revitalization Task Force holds first meeting

A Cranberry Industry Revitalization Task Force, organized by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, recently gathered for the first time at the UMass Cranberry Station in East Wareham. This multi-disciplinary group was created by the legislature and... more »

Multispecies mating disruption pursued in cranberries

Cranberry producers face a common dilemma when spraying their crops with insecticides: the prime time to spray to eliminate cranberry fruitworm is when the adult moths are in flight – during bloom. But that’s the... more »

New Jersey farm still growing cranberries 125 years later

It was 1890 when Martin L. Haines first began harvesting his cranberry bogs in Hogwallow, New Jersey. Over the last 125 years, five generations of growers have helped the family farm (called Haines & Haines)... more »

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