Taphole sanitation research in the 2017 season

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
In 2017, 11 replicated maple tubing research plots were established at the Arnot Forest. The purpose is to provide information useful in identifying the most effective methods of reducing microbial contamination of the tap hole, resulting in increased sap production.
Stephen Childs, Cornell
Aaron Wightman, Cornell
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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