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How do the farmers harvest the cranberries?

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December 01, 2008 8:14PM

Before planting a new cranberry bed, the land is leveled with laser guided equipment to provide optimum water management. Dikes are constructed around the edges of individual beds to allow for flooding. Drainage ditches and canals are also constructed to allow for efficient water management. In older plantings (some are 100 years old and still in production) the beds follow the contours of the land.