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    These are all downloadable at:...

    These are all downloadable at: https://mapleresearch.org/search/?_sf_s=notebook
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    Although red maple and sugar maple will sometimes...

    Although red maple and sugar maple will sometimes (rarely) hybridize naturally (https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/acesac/all.html), bark appearance and bud color are two highly variable...
  3. A diaphragm pump would be your best bet, but...

    A diaphragm pump would be your best bet, but there are some smaller type pumps available. Shurflo would likely not be satisfactory. If you don't mind slow and manual (but at least relatively...
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    We looked into the (scant) offerings for straw...

    We looked into the (scant) offerings for straw filling machines about 20 yrs ago. None were particularly appealing at that time, and I don't think there has been much of an improvement since then.
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    Besides the Cornell Tubing Handbook already...

    Besides the Cornell Tubing Handbook already mentioned, you might start with:

    Modern Maple Tubing Systems (video describing the components of a tubing system)...
  6. NP. Good learning opportunity for all.

    NP. Good learning opportunity for all.
  7. None at all, however there will be a...

    None at all, however there will be a print-on-demand and binding options a available through NAMSC within a few weeks.
  8. Good example of what we really don’t like to see....

    Good example of what we really don’t like to see. The manual is copyrighted and the contents represent a huge amount of work, money and time spent, and intellectual property. If you want to copy and...
  9. Thread: Canoe

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    I can help with that problem.......

    I can help with that problem.... http://mapletrader.com/community/showthread.php?37486-North-American-Maple-Syrup-Producers-Manual-Third-Edition&p=405049#post405049
  10. North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual - Third Edition

    North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual available – free!

    The Third edition of the North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual is now available for free download! This fully revised edition...
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    Yes, those are Norway spruce in the Gulch, along...

    Yes, those are Norway spruce in the Gulch, along with a good bunch of red spruce. Back in the early-80s we field research in that area comparing decline disease (acid rain) damage on Norway vs red...
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    You could try ...

    You could try

    https://www.pumpsandpartsonline.com/shop/oberdorfer-pumps/gear/bronze-gear-pumps/N4000L or

    https://www.pumpvendor.com/Oberdorfer_Parts_List.html
  13. Same for a lot of people (including me). I can't...

    Same for a lot of people (including me). I can't fix the problem. My "moderation" duties are simply to pass on user messages to the site owner. Best approach until it is fixed (if ever) is to use a...
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    Bark should not be used as a primary indicator...

    Bark should not be used as a primary indicator due to the huge variability in appearance. If it's summer, look at the leaves. During the winter, look for opposite branching pattern. Note that not...
  15. There is definitely not too much syrup in...

    There is definitely not too much syrup in reserve. Maple industry sales have been increasing about 5-8% annually for the past 15 yrs (since the last shortage of syrup around 2008) and were fairly...
  16. And as we saw in the news recently...

    And as we saw in the news recently https://www.carscoops.com/2022/05/talk-about-a-sticky-situation-man-arrested-for-pouring-maple-syrup-in-gas-tank-following-argument/ don't confuse the two.
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  17. Demand (based upon sales) was growing at about...

    Demand (based upon sales) was growing at about the same rate as production (5-8%) pre-Covid. During Covid demand surged as people were home more and making more large breakfasts with family and...
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    Very bad idea however you do it from a...

    Very bad idea however you do it from a sustainability perspective.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PlnqFny5tpk
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    Impossible to diagnose with such a general...

    Impossible to diagnose with such a general description, no photos, no descriptive background info on the trees, soils, site, history. Even if we did a site visit it would be difficult to know for...
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    The "one bad apple" theory. :D

    The "one bad apple" theory. :D
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    Yes. SS is easier to clean/sanitize and drain...

    Yes. SS is easier to clean/sanitize and drain fully. Poly tanks/totes are difficult to clean and almost impossible to drain completely (most standard configurations).

    SS Open-top tanks tend to...
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    Too many people either don't read or ignore the...

    Too many people either don't read or ignore the caveats or don't really know the conditions (temperature, exposure, microbes) to make it really useful.

    As for research...yup, several places have...
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    The proper material to use to dilute dense syrup...

    The proper material to use to dilute dense syrup to the proper density include: potable water (tap water, permeate, condensate...all only if actually clean and drinkable) or sap/concentrate that has...
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    That's the best answer. It is dependent upon...

    That's the best answer. It is dependent upon time, temperature, storage conditions (tank cleanliness and type and aeration), and type(s) of microbes present. There are several reasons for the lack...
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    Hard to say without seeing it, but at this time...

    Hard to say without seeing it, but at this time of year I'd suspect maple petiole borer https://extension.umn.edu/tree-and-shrub-insects/maple-petiole-borer

    If not that, perhaps tar spot or wind...
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