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 Wisconsin (UW) Extension plant pathologist... more »

CCCGA presents awards at winter meeting

Amidst 225 attendees of the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s (CCCGA) 28th Annual Winter Meeting and Trade Show, Association President Keith Mann presented the organization’s 2017 Legislative Leadership and Government Service Awards.The event was held... more »

Key introduces new VERYX digital sorters for berries

Key Technology introduces VERYX digital sorters for fresh and frozen berries. According to Key, VERYX maximizes sorting accuracy with innovative mechanical architecture, sustained all-sided surface inspection, cameras and lasers, multi-sensor Pixel Fusion, a high-precision ejection... more »

Obituary: Cranberry grower Newell Jasperson

Newell D. Jasperson died Dec. 14 at his home in Cranmoor, Wisconsin. He was 98. Jasperson was born Nov. 4, 1918, to Clarence A. Jasperson and Harriet (Whittlesey) Jasperson in Port Edwards, Wisconsin. His mother... more »

Rutgers’ bountiful cranberries spreading in US, Canada and overseas

If you drink cranberry juice, munch on dried cranberries or savor cranberry sauce, chances are they may include varieties bred at Rutgers University in the New Jersey Pinelands. “A lot of Rutgers cranberry varieties were... more »

CCGA forecasts 2016 cranberry crop

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently announced its 2016 cranberry crop forecast during the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association’s 129th annual meeting at Plympton’s Upland Club. Over 400 attendees were present, including cranberry growers... more »

USDA commits to $27.5 million purchase of cranberry concentrate

A collaborative effort between cranberry industry stakeholders, USDA officials and the Cranberry Marketing Committee has culminated in the commitment to a $27.5 million purchase of cranberry concentrate through the USDA’s Section 32 Commodity Purchase Program.... 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. When the university’s New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station was founded in 1880, the station’s own... more »

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