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UMaine Extension expert predicts ‘super’ cranberry harvest

ORONO, Maine — Despite an increase this year in pests such as worms and moths, University of Maine Cooperative Extension cranberry professional Charlie Armstrong said the cranberry crops “are looking super, overall.”

Armstrong said 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 blamed the mild winter for high fruitworm and moth populations.

For information, call Armstrong at 207-581-2967 or 207-944-2625.

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