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Invasive Worms

By: uvmext

Gardeners know that earthworms can be beneficial for growing vegetables and flowers by helping with soil aeration and producing fertilizer through their castings. Sugar makers may not know that earthworms and relatively newer invaders the so-calle...

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Photosynthesis

By: uvmext

The sugaring season has been over for a while. Maple trees ended their annual period of dormancy when their winter buds broke, allowing new leaves to emerge. These lush green leaves are now working to produce all the energy needed for the tree to ...

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Syrup Contests

By: uvmext

Summer is here and for maple sugar makers that means contest time. Entering syrup in a contest is a great way to show off your product, make sure your syrup meets standards and earn a class winner or best is show ribbon. There are a few things to ...

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Vacuum and Sap Minerals

By: uvmext

A modern maple operation relies on a tubing system with vacuum to maximize sap production. The innovation of plastic tubing originally came as a labor-saving device and not to increase sap yield from individual trees. As the materials used to prod...

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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 env...

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Herbicide and Conservation Agriculture #2: Communicating to the public about the pros/cons of herbicides in our cropping systems and the role they play in sustainable agriculture.

By: kworkman

Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor Specialty Crops Production and Director of the Horticulture Research & Education Center, University of Vermont Communicating to the public about the pros/cons of herbicides in our cropping systems and the...

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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 critica...

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Culinary Innovation on the Farm

By: csherloc

‚ÄčAUDIO ONLY -Farmers and chefs are part of a long history of innovation -- in technique, production, and taste -- to express culture through cooking and to grow ingredients that perform and delight. All traditions were once innovations. There is a...

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Decadal Changes in Forest Adaptability and Vulnerability to Climate, Insects, and Disease

By: vmc

This was presented by Soren Donisvitch as a part of a series of contributed talks from the 2022 FEMC Annual Conference. To learn more about the conference, visit: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2022. United States forests east of ...