A summary of the current state of maple production in New England is based on surveys returned from approximately 163 sugarmakers in April, 2009.
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Wood chips, wood pellets, and used vegetable oil can all be used to fire properly adapted evaporators. Each has advantages and challenges.
Research results from experiments on sap yield using new and used spouts.
Common problems with sugaring equipment and how to avoid them.
Research studies must follow certain rules in order for the findings to be valid. This column discusses a few of these simple rules: comparison of treatment vs. control, replication, dealing with natural variation, and statistical validity.
A summary of a presentation on energy efficiency in maple production.
Tree growth rate can be an important indicator of how well the tree will heal from tapholes.
An investigation into the impact of tap hole depth on tree health.
Invasive exotic plants are becoming more prevalent and can have a negative impact on sugarbushes. Maple producers need to know how to identify and eradicate invasives.
A summary of the current state of maple production in New England is based on surveys returned from approximately 210 sugarmakers in April, 2010.