“Sundance” cranberries at the Capitol

Last week, UW–Madison State Relations staff were in the State Capitol distributing samples of a CALS-developed cranberry variety to legislative offices. The “Sundance” cranberry was developed at UW–Madison by researchers working with the cranberry industry. “Sundance” produces larger berries, which are critical for the processing of sweet and dried cranberries (“Craisins”). The samples included information on the partnership between UW–Madison and the cranberry industry, including industry-supported faculty positions and programs. Amaya Atucha, assistant professor of horticulture and extension specialist, assisted the Office of State Relations with this project. Photos from the outreach can be viewed on the State Relations Twitter page.

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