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Oregon Cranberry Growers Association Members are Oregon Cranberry Growers and people involved in the industry.  Our objectives are to support educational cranberry research with emphasis on current problems.  These problems range from weeds, insects, and diseases to nutrition, irrigation, mechanization, plant physiology and plant genetics.  OCGA projects are intended to further the development and general prosperity of cranberry production in Oregon.

Kranick Cranberry Farm Video

Cranberry HARVEST from Fletch Murray/CineBootCamps on Vimeo.

 

This is the heartfelt story of the Kranick Cranberry farm which will become a century farm in 2017. A century farm is a farm owned by the same family for one hundred years. Fletch Murray took his CineBootCamps filmmakers to Dave Kranick's Ocean Spray cranberry farm in Bandon, Oregon to capture 2014 Cranberry Harvest.

In this beautiful mini-doc you'll see the process and the story of the oldest family-owned cranberry farm in Oregon. The documentary was filmed with Canon EOS cameras - the 5D Mark3, 7D, 60D and 70D.

2016 Oregon Field Day Presentations

Almost 50 people attended our summer field day Tuesday, August 2nd.  I gave a brief update on the data I've been collecting this season on greedy scale insects.  Don Kloft gave a nice presentation on fruit rot and fungicide use, and Ramesh Sagili, from Oregon State, gave a really excellent and helpful presentation on bee biology and safety.  I don't have Ramesh's presentation, but I am posting both mine and Don's here.  I think eventually I'll post them in a different location on the website, but I'm not sure where that will be yet.  

So .... here you go, as promised!

June 3, 2016 Scale Update

It looks like (perhaps) we have reached the peak point for crawler emergence … right smack in the middle of bloom.  Great.  This graph is pretty busy, but Basically, the red line is the % adults out there that had live crawlers in them … it looks like that number has leveled off in our control (untreated) sites that we’re using for a baseline.  The number of live scale per upright has decreased a bit as well (blue bars), which makes me wonder if perhaps last week or so was the peak emergence time, and the adults are dying off after releasing their eggs. 

5-2-16 Scale Update

No big changes on the scale front.  Since I began observing a few crawlers last week UNDER the scale cover, I decided to monitor twice weekly.  So far, nothing's changed.  This week I found ONE crawler on the stem, which is new.  Of the 237 live scale I observed this time around, 9 of the adults had a couple live crawlers under their armor (that's about 4%).  Remember, those live crawlers are 2 out of 40 or more eggs.  The bottom line: I think we're still early.  I was hoping for more development over this past week, especially with the warm weekend we had, but I'm just not seeing it yet.

Pest Update: 3-30-16

Scale insect update.

GREEDY SCALE:  As promised, I've been monitoring greedy scale infestations so that I can alert you all when their crawlers hatch.  If you remember, with these greedy scale (an armored scale), the best time to treat them is when their eggs hatch and the crawlers emerge.  The crawler stage is short (just a few days) and is when these scale insects are most susceptible to treatment.  

I have three locations that I'm monitoring for greedy scale: one north in Bandon, one in between Bandon and Langlois, and one south of Langlois.

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