This pictorial guide provides basic information for identifying the Asian longhorned beetle, its injury characteristics, and its common host trees. The guide will help users detect the beetle in both urban and forested settings.
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The leaves on the trees are still mostly green and few have fallen. Does this indicate anything for the upcoming sugar season?
Will the dry weather affect syrup production next spring?
Could the sugar maples have broken bud during unusually warm January temperatures?
Why are my tapholes leaking and what can I do about it? (Part 2) Being able to recognize what is really a leak and what is not takes some time and thought and experience. This article offers some tips.
Why are my tapholes leaking and what can I do about it? (Part 1) There are often several issues involved in leaking tapholes, and sometimes the applied remedy itself turns out to be the actual problem.
Should I use 3/16″ or 5/16″ tubing? One of the first questions maple producers face when deciding to tube (or retube) a sugarbush is whether to use 3/16″ or 5/16″ tubing. This article explains some of the general rules that can be helpful in narrowing down the pros and cons of each approach.
How long can I store sap? Sap is a highly perishable product. This article explains what happens as it is stored, and how to avoid problems.
Filtering syrup in small batches is a huge pain. Any advice on how to make it easier?
What causes syrup to be light or dark at different parts of the season?