WSCGA and its growers realize that in order for the cranberry industry to remain a strong part of Wisconsin’s heritage and economy for generations to come, we must take steps today to foster sustainable farming. Many growers are already actively involved in research that optimizes production and business, while at the same time reduces environmental impact.
Whether it is by developing new, more efficient technology, implementing conservation strategies, or working to protect wildlife, our growers play an important role in preserving the marshes on which they live and work. We are proud of our efforts and continuously work to better our industry.
In fact, in 2010 University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Jed Colquhoun conducted a study of the industry’s sustainability successes to date and reported that Wisconsin’s cranberry growers have made significant gains in the adoption of sustainable management practices over the past two decades. See the full study and news release below for more detail.
- News Release: State's cranberry growers have made big gains in sustainability, UW survey finds
- Sustainable cranberry production for a vibrant future: the Wisconsin experience