Baker-Polito Administration Announces $7.75 Million To Support Upgrades & Research At UMass Cranberry Station

On Wednesday, the Baker Administration announced $7.75 million in funding to support infrastructure upgrades in the Commonwealth. 


Upgrades will include design, construction, retro fitting and outfitting of enhanced lab space at the UMass Cranberry Station based out of Wareham. 


The funding will support research designed to help the cranberry industry as an important component of the agricultural economy in Massachusetts. 


Research facilities will become modernized. Work will continue on cranberry water, as well as  pest and nutrient management, backed by a $2 million commitment from UMass Amherst for maintenance. 


There are 13,300 acres of commercial cranberry bogs in the Commonwealth, in Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable counties valuing nearly $65 million.