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RBA - Introduction

By: uvmext

RBA - Introduction

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Saddled Prominent

By: uvmext

Maple trees managed for sap production remain part of a forest ecosystem. Forest ecosystems are complex communities of plants, animals and microbes all interacting with their physical environment and climate. Forests are especially competitive e...

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Vermont Operation Sizes

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Vermont produces more maple syrup than any US state. According to statistics from the USDA, Vermont made over 2.2 million gallons of syrup in 2020. The crop is made by sugar makers with operations of all sizes. The average size of operation in ...

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2020 Crop Update #3

By: uvmext

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS has released the crop totals for the 2020 maple season. People familiar with maple sugaring might remember that it takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. This ...

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2020 Crop Update #2

By: uvmext

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS has released the crop totals for the 2020 maple season. Vermont let the US in total taps with 6.15 million statewide. New York had the next highest number of taps with 2.8 million. Combi...

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2020 Crop Update #1

By: uvmext

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS has released the crop totals for the 2020 maple season. Vermont let the US again in total production with 2.2 million gallons. That is 50% of all the syrup made in the country. Vermont s...

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Sugar Maple Seeds

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Sugar makers and community members alike have noticed a large number of sugar maple seedlings this spring. These first year trees were the result of a large seed year in 2019. Sugar maples begin producing seed when they are about 40 years old or...

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2020 Season Start

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Reports of above average syrup production have been common across Vermont in 2020. Sugar makers report excellent quality syrup being produced throughout the season. In general, March was slightly above average for temperature and April was below...

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Syrup Quality - Density

By: uvmext

Producing pure maple syrup is a time honored tradition in Vermont. Whether you are a large producer filling drums and selling on the bulk market or a backyard producer making just enough for family and a few lucky friends, syrup quality is critic...