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First Advisor

Dr. Marja Bakermans

Second Advisor

Dr. Geoff Pfeifer

Date

2013

Abstract

For many years, temperatures around the world have been increasing due to global warming from greenhouse gas emissions. As the temperatures in Massachusetts climb higher, accordingly, the humble cranberry is being put in danger. Like many northern fruits, cranberries require cold winters to properly mature. Higher temperatures will prevent this, eventually forcing cranberry production to move north. This would be a terrible loss for the Massachusetts economy. To prevent this we recommend farmers transfer production to modern hybrid cranberry breeds that possess higher heat tolerances.

Keywords

Biosphere; Atmosphere and Human Fears

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
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Course

Biosphere; Atmosphere and Human Fears

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Sustaining the Cranberry Industry


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