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  1. Thread: Western New York

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    I have only been doing syrup for about 10 years...

    I have only been doing syrup for about 10 years now, but this is by far the worst start to the season I have had. Hopefully things change relatively soon.
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    NYS Grown & Certified

    NY just released a new marketing program called NYS Grown & Certified to include Maple Syrup. The requirements as follows:
    -100% of syrup is sourced from NY Maple Trees, up to 25% may be sourced...
  3. Thread: infrared maps

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    Not to get too technical, but IR imagery is...

    Not to get too technical, but IR imagery is really only good for decerning between veg and non-veg or measuring relative plant health, in this particular situation. To differentiate between species...
  4. Thread: Tubing recycling

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    For those of you in NY I would check with the...

    For those of you in NY I would check with the Cornell Recycling Ag Plastics Program (RAPP). We run a similar program up here near Rochester for pesticide containers, I would have to check with our...
  5. Thread: Micro maplers?

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    Girmann, sorry I don't have any pictures on hand,...

    Girmann, sorry I don't have any pictures on hand, but give me a day or two and I can get one uploaded. The stove I have is 70,000 BTU not 75,000 like I said (my mistake). It is a northern tool...
  6. Thread: Micro maplers?

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    Right now I have 10 taps and use a 75,000 BTU...

    Right now I have 10 taps and use a 75,000 BTU camp stove with a 2 x 3 welded SS pan. I have already made about a gallon of syrup this year and have yet to go through a 20 # tank of propane. The key,...
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    Made a quart and a half of syrup last night from...

    Made a quart and a half of syrup last night from 17 gallons of sap. And collected another 7-8 gallons of sap today.....lookin' pretty good for this season already!
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    Yesterday was good run for me, 10 buckets--8...

    Yesterday was good run for me, 10 buckets--8 gallons of sap; I say not too bad.....if things continue this way I will be boiling this weekend!
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    I went ahead and pulled the trigger, figured...

    I went ahead and pulled the trigger, figured might as well. Only 10 taps this year, but trying to get my neighbor involved......so there might be potential for more! Good luck to everyone--here's...
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    Another program you might want to look at and is...

    Another program you might want to look at and is fairly user friendly and will read all the shape file and image extensions as the ESRI (Arc View) products will, is Accuglobe, you can go to their...
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    Game Over

    Well boys I packed it in today, I tap mostly silver maples and the buds have started to break; so the season is offically over for me. Made just over a gallon of syrup, hopefully better luck next...
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    Davey, where you located in Macedon?

    Davey, where you located in Macedon?
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    Wow Nruder, I am not that far from you and I have...

    Wow Nruder, I am not that far from you and I have 12 trees tapped and haven't even come close to my expected yields. It's good at least someone is making out. I have only been able to produce about a...
  14. Thread: Satellite Photos

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    We are a little behind the times up here, we only...

    We are a little behind the times up here, we only have ArcMap 8, but it works well for us. Manifold is very comparable to ArcMap and definatley a much cheaper package then the ESRI stuff. Which is...
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    Doing ok out here in Macedon, I boiled 10 gallons...

    Doing ok out here in Macedon, I boiled 10 gallons of concentrated sap and got almost 2 quarts. Boiling on my small steam pan set-up has been going well. I too am concerned about the weather forcast;...
  16. Thread: Satellite Photos

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    Schwarz; what GIS program are you using down...

    Schwarz; what GIS program are you using down there? We use a combo of Manifold and ArcMap up here. Just curious on what other people are using in the "industry"
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    Yeah, I didn't have anything in my buckets...

    Yeah, I didn't have anything in my buckets yesterday......I am hoping that with last night being a little colder that I would get a small run today.....but we'll see when I get home from work.
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    Good point, thanks. I was just curious on the...

    Good point, thanks. I was just curious on the thought!
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    Coming from a manfacturing background, I guess...

    Coming from a manfacturing background, I guess record keeping and trying to find efficiency in the process is just second nature to me. I think if you keep the right records for your operation, then...
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    Question on Maple Grades

    Anyone ever use Munsell color charts for grading? Meaning are there a few color chips that I could use for grading syrup? (Besides the standard grading kits). Is this a possiblity or am I thinking...
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    Yeah, I tapped my 12 trees this past weekend, so...

    Yeah, I tapped my 12 trees this past weekend, so far so good! Good luck with the season!
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    I don't think that this all that much work. I...

    I don't think that this all that much work. I don't think it's that ridiculous to keep meticulous records. I have gone as far as to keep track of my records by putting them into an excel spreadsheet....
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    Anyone seen those SteriPens used for purifying...

    Anyone seen those SteriPens used for purifying water? Couldn't you use that as part of your tapping regime? Drill a hole, sanitize the hole with the SteriPen, tap in your sanitzed spile?

    Here is...
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    So, with all this data floating around has anyone...

    So, with all this data floating around has anyone tried to compile any of this into a database, such as excel.......and I guess with that being said is there any third party software out there that...
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    Production Tracking

    I was just curious on what some of you guys are doing to track production in the sugarhouse (particularly from tree to final product, if that is possible). Mainly what and how you guys keep permanent...
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