Starting with the 2016 growing season, all growers with more than 10 acres will be required to have a Nutrient Management Plan to satisfy the new Massachusetts plant nutrient regulations (333 CMR 31.00). This plan must be created BEFORE applying any fertilizer.
How To Comply
The Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association's BOGS Online Grower System enables growers to easily create their own, fully compliant Nutrient Management Plan.
If you've never used BOGS before, now is the time to start. BOGS is built for Massachusetts cranberry growers. More than just a pesticide record keeping tool, growers can track IPM records, soil/tissue test results, sanding applications, water use, fertilizer applications and now generate nutrient management plans!
For more information on the nutrient management regulations, visit the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources website or the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station.
If you would like more information about subscribing to the BOGS Online Grower System, please contact us at 508-866-7878.
Funding for the Nutrient Management Planning Tool was made possible by a Specialty Crop Block Grant, awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.