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  1. Thread: Gypsy moths

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    In West Virginia there have been years in the...

    In West Virginia there have been years in the past that the gypsy moths have been bad, many landowners had their forests sprayed, not maple producers, just folks trying to save the hardwoods for...
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    Pdiamond, There are some West Virginia producers...

    Pdiamond,
    There are some West Virginia producers that have many trees that close like you yard tree, they sometimes put a paint dot when pulling taps so they don’t get near the hole when drilling...
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    They just close at the opening, there will always...

    They just close at the opening, there will always be a hole in the tree forever! I have a section of a tree that the wind tipped out in 2000, by counting the growth rings I could see where the tree...
  4. Thread: Tees

    by 220 maple
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    Tees

    During are State Maple Assoc meeting this his past Saturday one of the discussion topics was clogged 3/16 tubing, one of the producers had one line that was extremely clogged. One of the factors was...
  5. West Virginia Producers and Association Members

    First State Wide Maple meeting since 2018 on May 22nd at Jackson's Mill, Covid 19 safety measures will be followed, Looking forward to seeing everyone, seems like forever
    Mark 220 Maple
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    Sugar Content

    Does a in line or tank sugar content checking device exists? If so how accurate? Hopefully selling sap next Spring that will be piped directly to a tank beside a large sugar operation, will be using...
  7. Here in WV our CDL rep will walk our woods;gives...

    Here in WV our CDL rep will walk our woods;gives us advice on the the best set up for maximum production, our rep does not charge for that service, but he is top notch and everyone usually buys CDL...
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    State by State Production 2021

    As always I try to follow each state on mapletrader, even though I shut down for the season on March the 10th, I was told by the CDL rep, that I was one of the few that had a good season in West...
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    I’m pretty sure I’ve met the person you are...

    I’m pretty sure I’ve met the person you are referring to with the farm near you. She came to maple boot camp at WVU several years back, plus she and a friend came to my open house on Maple Day maybe...
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    Here it is April the first! I heard thru a...

    Here it is April the first! I heard thru a reliable source a well known Dr. at Future Generations that the Seven Brothers made two barrels of Syrup on the 30th, some who have quit up north probably...
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    Exact same thing happened to me and my helper 3...

    Exact same thing happened to me and my helper 3 years ago bought a used 500 gallon an hour RO, the first time we used it we looked at each other and said we have killed ourselves for 19 years! Never...
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    I knew this thread was on here somewhere, didn’t...

    I knew this thread was on here somewhere, didn’t get a chance to add my info to busy making syrup when it showed up the first time! In my corner of WV my camp sets at 1100 feet and the highest tree...
  13. Thread: Hardy County

    by 220 maple
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    Jacob, Odd’s your getting over run; some of my...

    Jacob,
    Odd’s your getting over run; some of my taps have slowed way down others are not that old and seem to be wide open Sunday and Monday; amazing how a cold wind will slow them, should have run...
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    Had over 2000 gallons of sap again, boiled...

    Had over 2000 gallons of sap again, boiled Friday, most certainly will be boiling again Sunday, if we could hold off until Monday, we could have 3000 gallons. Sugar dropped back to 1.8
    Mark 220...
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    Half way between in West Virginia. 1/2 pints...

    Half way between in West Virginia. 1/2 pints 4:50, pints 8 , quarts 15 been that price for several years don’t see it going up any time soon,too much Syrup being produced! I have a friend that...
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    What of brand of 3/16 Leader or Dominion and Grimm

    What of brand of 3/16 Leader or Dominion and Grimm
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    Gathered all sap that had dribbled in over thee...

    Gathered all sap that had dribbled in over thee weekend, RO it and boiled again on March 1st, ran another 25 gallons off Evaporator
    Mark 220 �� has
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    Second big run this year, over 2300 gallons of...

    Second big run this year, over 2300 gallons of sap, producing 64 gallons off the Evaporator in 4 hours, will boil again today have another 2000 plus gallons of sap, sugar content is better than...
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    ffcruz, Location in SW Virginia, Shenandoah...

    ffcruz,
    Location in SW Virginia, Shenandoah Valley! You south of Roanoke? I reside in Harrisonburg, Va but sugar camp is located in West Virginia, just over a hour drive west!
    Mark 220 Maple
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    Dr. Tim, I do appreciate the effort that you and...

    Dr. Tim,
    I do appreciate the effort that you and Dr. Abby and the rest of the team at Proctor put in to verify or debunk practices that producers try! Yes we producers will always do things that are...
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    Dr. Tim I would prefer not to bump the tap...

    Dr. Tim
    I would prefer not to bump the tap holes, I have had seasons where I did not bump them! The problem we have is extended warm days followed by up to two weeks of near perfect sap producing...
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    As Doctor Tim learn that at the Southern Maple...

    As Doctor Tim learn that at the Southern Maple symposium in the Fall of 2019, that I and many West Virginia tappers drill maybe a inch and a quarter, then after the extended warm spell that we always...
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    Most likely finished tapping for this season, the...

    Most likely finished tapping for this season, the latests snow storm has just started, another 24 hour blast, suffering with more freeze than thaw now, we need a three day thaw, where we can make...
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    Of the Walnut syrup that I have seen finished and...

    Of the Walnut syrup that I have seen finished and filtered this week it is dark! They are running it thru sock filters when hot, they had filter once before they finished! They felt that helped a lot...
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    Also three miles south at BESS Farms another 5...

    Also three miles south at BESS Farms another 5 quarts of walnut syrup was produced, bringing the total so far to 5 gallons, the goal is 20 for the season, high dollar syrup, 2 to 3 dollars a ounce! ...
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