Cranberries

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 »

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 »

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