Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of replacing droplines on sap yields. The research outlined in this article outlines several replacement strategies to allow producers to determine the cost-effectiveness of each.
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A model that calculates the proportions of conductive and nonconductive wood in the tapping zone of a tree over time given user-input values for tree diameter and tapping practices.
In 2013 a variety of spout and tubing cleaning and replacement options were tested to determine the extent of sap yield changes that would result. Most of these tests were done at the Cornell Arnot Research Forest.
The development of a marketing plan allows the maple producer to evaluate options to determine the most livable and profitable marketing options for selling my maple products in the wholesale and bulk market. The finished plan then allows the producer to focus efforts on what has been decided are the most livable and profitable ways of marketing for the business. For many maple producers who are most in love with maple production the question seems to be ÒNow that IÕve made maple syrup what is the best way for me to sell it?Ó The approach used in developing the marketing plan here is that of asking and evaluating some basic marketing questions will lead to assembling a reasona-ble marketing plan.
For several years, PMRC researchers conducted research on the collection of sap from small-diameter maple trees. This document outlines the basic concepts, techniques, and applications of this type of sap collection.
Low utilization of available resources limits the U.S.’s maple syrup production.