Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE04-530.
The results were very good in our samples. Fruit worm damage was significantly reduced. The cost effectiveness was a loss in the year 2004 for only the cranberry crop. If we look at the total use on this farm, in order to break even on the cost, the additional use of the covering on cucumbers, squash and pumpkins make the covering a break even cost for one years use.
The use of the row covers on the cranberries, that was previously used on the squash, melons and pumpkins then moved to the cranberries after flowers appeared in the other crops, was cost effective.