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    Default Check Valve survey

    This is a message from Dr. Tim Perkins:
    Hi Folks,

    I have constructed a survey on the 2010 Sugaring Season and invite you all to participate. It is designed to give us some basic information about the practices that maple producers employ to maximize sap yields, and to get some feedback about the new Leader Check-Valve Spout Adapter. In addition, it asks for suggestions about new research projects and provides you a place to give us feedback.

    You are under absolutely no obligation to participate. You do not need to provide your contact information, but if you have questions and do provide an email address, I'll try to answer. Your contact information and your individual responses will NOT be shared with anyone else. Only the compiled results, without identification, will be shared.

    The survey is located at http://www.kwiksurveys.com?s=KIONKG_c3f8cb68 and should take about 5-10 minutes maximum. Please feel free to pass this link along to others in your area or in your local, State, or Provincial Associations. The survey will expire on April 30, 2010.

    If you have any questions, please contact me at Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

    Thank you in advance for helping.
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    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM PMRC
    2 1/2 X 8 Leader revolution pans on an inferno arch with steamaway. 1500 taps, 600 gph Springtech RO, 3 vacuum systems (3/4 hp. Airablo, 2 hp. Tuthill oilring pump and a 2 hp. Busch claw pump)
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    As requested, the results of the survey I conducted on MapleTrader and MapleChatter earlier this year have been posted to https://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc/ Look at the right under "Recent Publications".

    There are two parts:

    1. Survey including all respondents.
    2. Survey including only respondents who used 10% or more CV in their maple operation. This allowed me to only examine those people who actually tried enough CV adapters that they might see results.

    In addition, the presentations I gave at some of the equipment manufacturers are also posted there (PMRC Research Update 2010 & Sap and Vacuum Dynamics).
    Last edited by DrTimPerkins; 06-01-2010 at 10:59 AM.
    Dr. Tim Perkins
    UVM Proctor Maple Research Ctr
    http://www.uvm.edu/~pmrc
    Timothy.Perkins@uvm.edu

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