Maintaining a Healthy Sugar Bush

  A maple sugar maker's most valuable resource is their trees. Without trees there's no sap, and if the trees aren't healthy it takes more labor and resources to extract each drop of sap. Following recommended tapping guidelines to avoid overstressing the trees is important, but the health of a forest really depends on understanding the resources therein and knowing which trees to retain and nurture and which ones to remove.
  According to Peter Smallidge, New York state extension forester and former director of the Cornell University Maple Program, the first step in sugar ... (Read More...)

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10/23/2014 - Center Bolsters On-Farm Resources Menu, Challenges Producers

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10/22/2014 - Maine's Conservation Districts Highlighted

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) officials highlighted the important work of Maine soil and water conservation districts in speeches in Skowhegan and Gorham. Commissioner Walt Whitcomb and Deputy Commissioner Dave Lavway ...More

10/21/2014 - Learn the Business of Alpacas

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10/20/2014 - Goodrich's Maple to Hold Annual Fall Seminar

Goodrich's Maple Farm will host its annual fall seminar in Cabot, Vermont, on November 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The seminar is titled "Learn How to Get High Vacuum to Your Trees." Call 800-639-1854 to reserve your space for the seminar. ...More

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