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Volume 33 • Issue 8 • September 9, 2020

Managing Weeds in Pollinator Gardens

Pollinator plantings can certainly add both natural beauty and valuable wildlife habitat on or near the cranberry marsh, but occasionally unwanted species can begin to creep in.  As our pollinator gardens become fully established on participating cranberry marshes, we have noticed several weed species commonly making their way into the plantings. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Leslie Holland Here—Your New Extension Fruit Pathologist

Leslie Holland here—your new extension fruit pathologist! I wanted to make an official introduction as I start up my research and extension program. I look forward to working with you to understand the unique challenges of this industry and to provide management solutions for current and emerging diseases. Read more here.

Coloring Up

As temperatures cool, cranberries darken up. Color and total anthocyanin content (TAcy) increase together, and both TAcy and color contribute to the active market for our crop. As dark color for juices and medium color sweetened dried cranberries suit consumer preferences, anthocyanin content is linked with positive health outcomes and may lead to future specialized demand. Learn more here.

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Grower Update: Gardner Cranberry

Grower Update: Flying Dollar Cranberry

Research Station Update

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Editors: Josie Russo, Amaya Atucha, and Allison Jonjak

References to products in this publication are for your convenience and are not an endorsement of one product over similar products. You are responsible for using pesticides according to the manufacturer's current label directions. Follow directions exactly to protect the environment and people from pesticide exposure. Failure to do so violates the law.

Amaya Atucha
Extension Fruit Crop Specialist

Jed Colquhoun
Extension Fruit Crops Weed Scientist

Christelle Guédot
Extension Fruit Crops Entomologist

Allison Jonjak
Cranberry Outreach Specialist

Josie Russo
Communications Specialist

Wisconsin Fruit Team Contact

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