CDL expert Steve Skinner of Perth, Ont. says sugarmakers should avoid humidity this summer when making making maple confections.
Sugarmakers are urged to survey their woods and outbuildings this summer, looking for egg masses of Gypsy moths. This could predict outbreaks next spring.
Deep Mountain Maple of West Glover, Vt. sells syrup at the Union Square farmers market in Manhattan on July 3, 2021. A recent study found consumers are willing to pay more if they know their syrup is coming from Vermont.
Quebec sugarmakers can start adding new taps starting in December. 7 million new taps are slated to go in by 2023.