Cranberries

USDA: Cranberry production to rise, grapes, peaches and pears down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released forecasts for a number of fruit crops, putting cranberry production up from last year, but peach, pear and the overall grape category (table, raisin, juice and wine) down.... more »

New research shows cranberry intake improves cardiovascular health

A new clinical trial in Food & Function found daily consumption of cranberries for one month improved cardiovascular function in healthy men. The new study, "Daily consumption of cranberry improves endothelial function in healthy adults:... more »

Challenging analysis pursued to curb cranberry rot

University of Wisconsin-Extension fruit pathologist Leslie Holland and others are striving to develop a holistic approach for managing cranberry fruit rot, a fungal disease caused by multiple factors – many of which are not fully... more »

Cranberry weed impact studied by researchers

Precision weed management offers cranberry growers the potential to increase yields and reduce input costs by using decision-making tools to decide when herbicide applications are warranted, said Jed Colquhoun, professor and integrated pest management director... more »

Oudemans leads New Jersey’s blueberry, cranberry research

Peter Oudemans leads the PE Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension, a substation of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University located in Chatsworth, New Jersey's Burlington County. Photo: Peter... more »

Jonjak is Wisconsin’s first cranberry outreach specialist

When Allison Jonjak started her job as the University of Wisconsin-Extension Cranberry Outreach Specialist, she expected to be spending much of her time traveling around the state meeting with cranberry growers. But due to the... more »

Nematode ‘ranching workshop’ helps cranberry growers

A workshop for Wisconsin cranberry growers interested in raising nematodes to help control red-headed flea beetles and other insect pests on their marshes was held recently on the Pergande Cranberry Marsh north of Warrens, Wisonsin.... more »

USDA proposes cranberry seasonal volume control 

The USDA is announcing a proposed change to the percentages of free and restricted volume control for the 2017-18 crop year for cranberries grown in 10 cranberry-producing states. The proposed change would designate 85 percent... more »

Canada invests in Quebec cranberry industry

Canadian government officials last week announced two initiatives benefiting Quebec Cranberry growers. More than $9.3 million of government funding will assist expansion and a new plant at fruit processer Fruit d'Or in Plessisville, Quebec. "Agriculture... more »

USDA-backed cranberry research station set for Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Cranberry Research & Education Foundation (WCREF) announced May 15 it is purchasing approximately 155 acres of land to host a new state-of-the-art, USDA-supported cranberry research station in Jackson County, Wisconsin. According to a... more »

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