Learning how to protect your cranberry crop when temperatures drop

With the ever-changing weather extremes hitting the ag industry, cranberry producers have learned to protect their crop from temperature change.

Amaya Atucha, an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, states, “What growers usually do during this time of the year is they have the capability of flooding their beds, completely submerging the vines under water, and that protects them from extremely cold temperatures. So, some of the growers will do that when we have these nights in the forecast that it’s going to be a little bit colder.”

More than half of U.S. cranberries come from the state of Wisconsin.