Will you be in Northern Wisconsin on October 6 or 7? Care for a road trip? There are two cranberry festivals this weekend.
Visit the Cranberry Fest in Eagle River, WI for their markets, fresh and dried cranberry sales, music, cranberry beer, or the Cranberry Fitness Walk and Bike Tour. Free parking with free shuttle service is available. The festival begins on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 9AM til 4PM and ends on Sunday October 7, 2012 at 3PM.
The Cranberry Festival in Stone Lake, WI, on Saturday October 6, 2012 from 9AM to 4PM, features a crate derby with children entering their best crate racer after the parade. Parking costs $5 and the proceeds benefit youth programs. Plan to arrive early to purchase fresh cranberries; they are typically sold out by noon.
The Warrens Cranberry Festival will be held in Warrens, WI from Friday September 28 through Sunday September 30, 2012. On Friday morning, the largest cranberry whoopie pie, weighing 1 ton, will be unveiled. The festival includes several markets (flea, farm, arts & crafts), a parade on Sunday at noon, contests, tours of a cranberry marsh on Friday and Saturday, and of course, food with many unique cranberry treats.
To get to the festival, drive to Exit 135 off of Interstate 94, and follow the signs to the festival. If you are traveling from Tomah, the Chamber of Commerce will be operating a shuttle. For more travel information, go here.
The Zalapa and Steffan labs will be hosting “The Native American Cranberry Bog” event at the Wisconsin Science Festival on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 (schedule change) from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. To see photos from last year’s cranberry display at the Wisconsin Science Festival, go here. For general information about the Wisconsin Science Festival, go here. To find a description of the events by location, go here.
To read about recent research in the Steffan lab, please click on the links below:
“The Record-Breaking 2012 Spring: Why Degree-Days Were Critical in Assessing Insect Development”
Cranberry Crop Management Newsletter
“Early-season Flooding for Insect Pest Control”
Proceedings of the WSCGA Cranberry School
CBS News reports that the United States Department of Agriculture is projecting a 2% increase in this year’s cranberry harvest.
WOAW North Central Wisconsin, an ABC affiliate, covered the recent Summer Field Day hosted by the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. To see the video clip, go here.
For the latest Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association news release, go here.
Rutgers University has a great online IPM tool, PestWeb, for cranberry, blueberry, brambles, grape, and peach. The database categorizes information by chemical, type (e.g. herbicide, insect growth regulator), and crop. For instance, if a search is entered for all herbicides, the database reports the list of herbicides along with links to the label information, material safety data sheets and any supplementary material.
The Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association is hosting its Summer Meeting, Field Day, and Trade Show on August 8, 2012 at Owen Rock Cranberries. For more information, go to the WSCGA events calendar.
They . . .are. . . here! Red-headed flea beetle adults were observed at commercial cranberry marshes in Monroe and Wood counties starting July 16, 2012. Have you spotted any red-headed flea beetle adults on your marsh and when? Please let us know by adding a comment to the forum.
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The Cranberry Station, at UMASS, is publishing a great newsletter online with lots of information. The June newsletter features a large table with pesticide information in a convenient table format and an evaluation of tank mixing compatibility for several pesticides.
To read their newsletter, go here. To download the June newsletter, go here.