Cranberry harvest near Buzzards Bay, Wickimedia, 2009.

SouthCoast Today: Though cranberry growing season has not yet begun, the researchers at the University of Massachusetts test bog in Wareham [Massachusetts] are already hard at work.

Monitoring a cranberry bog, it turns out, is a year-long process as snow melts and rain fills the bog with water that needs to be removed. How that water is removed and where it goes and what it does is the subject of an ongoing study at the test bog about cranberry farming’s effect on nitrogen pollution in the bay.

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