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Cranberry Specialist Armstrong in Harvest Report

University of Maine Cooperative Extension cranberry specialist Charles Armstrong was interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article on this year’s cranberry harvest, which he said probably will weigh in at 2.4 million pounds — not a record but good news for those growers who were less affected by erratic weather conditions. The record harvest, at 3 million pounds, was in 2010.

Armstrong Comments in Cranberry Crop Article

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and cranberry specialist Charlie Armstrong was interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article on the 2012 cranberry harvest. Armstrong said growers expect the yield to exceed 2.5 million pounds, just shy of the 3 million-pound record set in 2010. He credited good weather and a mild winter for improved growing conditions.

Cranberry Expert Interviewed About Impact of Climate Change on Harvest

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and cranberry specialist Charlie Armstrong said in an article in the Maine Sunday Telegram warm weather resulting from climate change could be behind this year’s successful cranberry harvest in Maine. Armstrong also said crops like peaches, typically better suited for warmer, southern climates, could become more common in the north if temperatures continue to rise, even by a few degrees.


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Cooperative Extension: Agriculture
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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