Maple Syrup Production (12)

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Initial Thoughts on 2017 Maple Season

Expanded capacity and system improvements brought record production to the Arnot Forest this year.  Overall, favorable conditions prevailed…

Started by Aaron Wightman

0 Mar 31, 2017

Resources

My son has become interested in developing the Maple Syrup potential on my property. This spring he is just "playing around" a little. What…

Started by Chaz U. Farly

1 Mar 10, 2017
Reply by Kevin Mathers

climate change

Climate change now bigger menace than forest loss for snowshoe hareshttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-now-bigger-menace-fo…

Started by Carl DuPoldt

0 Apr 1, 2016

Maple Syrup Production Tax implications

In 2015 we converted our maple syrup hobby into a small business.  This is the first year we have to file our taxes related to the business…

Started by Wendy Scheening

3 Feb 15, 2016
Reply by Brett Davidson

freeze distallation

The liquid sap after partial freezing is sweeter because of freezed distillation.  Can anyone describe to me or refer me to a site that des…

Started by Michael Andorsky

1 Feb 15, 2015
Reply by Michael Farrell

farm bill 100Million aid to maple syrup--details?????

details??

Started by Jay Wechsler

3 Jan 16, 2015
Reply by Susan Kaveny

raised flue evaporator question

We are having problems with our wood fired 2 x 8 raised flue pans.  We get a good boil under our sap pan but cannot seem to get a good boil…

Started by robert michael drake

1 Apr 17, 2013
Reply by Michael Battisti

raised flue evaporator question

We are having problems once the product goes from the sap pan to the syrup pan.  It doesn't seem to turn into syrup and we can't get a good…

Started by robert michael drake

0 Apr 15, 2013

Testing Maple Syrup Lead Content

How do you recommend a hobby producer gets maple syurp teste for lead content?  Thanks

Started by Gordon Howard

0 Feb 2, 2013

Allow NYS Maple Producers to Tap Trees on State Lands

[moderator comment...see 2/8 reply below for more information] Hi everyone! I started a petition to Rob Davies, the NYS Forester who refuse…

Started by Karl Ruger

1 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by Peter Smallidge

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How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management on Monday. 0 Replies

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

Tags: cutter, brush

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn on Friday. 7 Replies

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ?  Continue

Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15. 2 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees.…Continue

Tags: bittersweet, Oriental

Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger Apr 7. 8 Replies

I'll take a photo, but in the meantime....I have a lot of bitternut hickory and some shagbark as well.  I haven't yet noticed any on the shagbark, but about half of the bitternut have gall's.  They get up to about 3 inches in diameter.  Some tree's…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Mar 19. 11 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating Mushrooms

Started by Lew Ward in Forest Health Feb 27. 0 Replies

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating MushroomsControl of Amellaria Shoe-string Rot Fungushttps://youtu.be/FPeBYnGwo4YContinue

Electric Fencing

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Jan 21. 0 Replies

Electric Deer Fence WorkshopLuke Freeman hosted a workshop at the incubator farm in Fayetteville, AR to demonstrate the use of the solar-powered electric deer fence. Luke built the fence with help from Extension specialist Kenny Simon and County…Continue

Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 20, 2019. 3 Replies

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread]Question - I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been using Garlon 4 in oil.   Works good, but sometimes I want it to move through the roots and the Garlon doesn't do…Continue

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