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Research Project: Water and Nutrient Management of Cranberry Farms in Massachusetts

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Project Number: 8070-13000-014-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2015
End Date: Jun 30, 2019

Objective:
Establish a network of water quality monitoring stations on cranberry farms in southeastern Massachusetts.

Approach:
Water quality monitoring stations will be established to quantify seasonal patterns of nitrogen and phosphorus loss from cranberry farms. Methods will consist of continuous monitoring of water inputs and discharge coupled with sampling and analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations. Water inputs will include precipitation, irrigation water, floodwater, and groundwater.