Falmouth, MA 02540
Southeastern Massachusetts produces 15% of the world’s cranberries, and the effects of cranberry farming on local waters is a concern. The Massachusetts cranberry industry also faces challenges from increased production in Wisconsin, Quebec, and other places.
Chris Neill, Ecologist and Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, and colleagues have undertaken work that has the potential to reduce nutrient releases into local waters. In this talk, he will discuss the direct impacts to streams and ponds resulting from cranberry crop management and will explore future adaptations in water management and cranberry production that could both benefit the environment and sustain cranberry farming for our region.