Dr. Tim Perkins presents an overview of recent research activities at the UVM Proctor Center at the 2020 Vermont Maple Conferences.
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A collection of videos from the 2020 VT maple conference.
How to collect the most sap possible using efficient techniques.
Increasing the yield of sap from maple trees is the goal of most maple producers. While getting there isn’t a matter of one simple thing, by
following best management practices and paying attention to detail it is possible to increase sap yields, often quite dramatically. Includes links to videos.
Details a study of 3/16″ tubing conducted in West Virginia.
As the maple industry has grown, so too has the use of plastic sap tubing. Solutions are needed to help producers dispose of tubing when it is past its useful life, in ways that ensure it is not merely ending up in landfills.
The components of a maple sap collection system focusing on 5/16″ vacuum systems.
Maple producers sometimes have a difficult time locating areas on the tree that will produce unstained wood and good sap yields. This video suggests approaches maple producers using vacuum can take to counter this problem.
Techniques to manage spout and dropline sanitation in 5/16″ vacuum tubing systems for high yield maple production.
Tips on how to achieve higher sap yields.