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UMaine Extension Expert Predicts ‘Super’ Cranberry Harvest

September 14th, 2012

Despite an increase this year in pests such as worms and moths, University of Maine Cooperative Extension cranberry professional Charlie Armstrong says this year’s cranberry crops “are looking super, overall,” and is available to discuss some of the factors influencing the yield. Armstrong says cranberry fruitworm populations were very high this year, as much as three times higher than normal, which affected some growers, but those most seriously affected lost only 5 to 10 percent of their crop. Armstrong blames the mild winter for high fruitworm and moth populations.

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