Cranberries

Quicker cranberries: Breeding research seeks to shorten variety development process

Researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Cranberry Genetics and Genomics Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made significant advances in the past year toward the development of a state-of-the-art, genetic, marker-assisted selection program... more »

Cranberry marketing order up for vote

USDA announced April 22 that cranberry producers will vote from May 1-26, 2015, on whether to continue their federal marketing order.According to a news release, the marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held... more »

Report: Cranberry industry has multi-billion dollar impact

The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) USA has announced the findings of an economic impact study of the North American cranberry. The study, conducted by University of California-Davis researchers, was jointly supported by the CMC, Cranberry... more »

Cranberry industry buoyed by dried fruit market

As U.S. cranberry growers and producers struggle with low prices and a saturated market for their products, a promising new venue for distribution is appearing at the nation’s schools. In collaboration with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing... more »

Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s utilized production totaled $16.1 billion, up 4 percent from 2012, according... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2014 New Product Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of... more »

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 »


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