How often should you replace droplines?

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2013: $175,726.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2016
Grant Recipient: University of Vermont
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Dr. Timothy Perkins
University of Vermont
Annual spout replacement, the use of Check-valve adapters or spouts, and/or periodic replacement of droplines all result in reduced microbial levels within tapholes, better sap volumes produced in the latter half of each season, and increased total sap yields.
Timothy Perkins, University of Vermont
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "Improving profits for maple producers through tubing sanitation"
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