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Seeking Feedback on Black Ash Protection and Recovery

Most woodlot owners are familiar with the emerald ash borer (EAB). This invasive insect attacks all five species of ash present in Ontario, and has been shown to kill an estimated 97% of ash trees as they move through an … Continue reading

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April 7, 2021 Maple Syrup Production Report

Sap Flow Overview The 2021 maple syrup season is officially over. Unusually, most of the province ended around the same time, with the last producers finishing up yesterday. Many will be busy cleaning equipment this week. Producers were saying that … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Information on the End of the Season

[note the updated instructions for removing buddy flavour] This short season will be coming to a close soon for even our northern producers. Check out some new information pages available on the following end-of-season topics: Buddy Syrup Includes what buddy … Continue reading

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March 30, 2021 Ontario Maple Syrup Production Report

Sap Flow Overview The weather has taken a turn for the warmer in the last week, and across the province nighttime temperatures are forecasted to be above freezing for next week. Many producers are seeing this as signaling the end … Continue reading

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March 24, 2021 Ontario Maple Syrup Production Report

Sap Flow Overview March is marching along, and this season has brought its share of too-cold and too-warm weather. After a week and a half of good sap conditions, the past few days have been too warm for sap to … Continue reading

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Ontario Maple Syrup Production Report for March 10, 2021

Overview Sap is running! Tapping has been completed throughout most of the province. Producers in the south have already had several boils. Producers further north have also had their first sap runs this week due to the unseasonably warm temperatures … Continue reading

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COVID Resource Updates and Sugarbush Management Videos

New COVID Resources UPDATE on the Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program – the deadline to submit eligible expenses has been extended to March 12, 2021. Click to go to the new COVID Resources page, which is chock full of videos … Continue reading

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Ontario Maple Syrup Production Report, Feb 24, 2021

Re-posting as the subscription email did not go out. Welcome to the first instalment of the 2021 Ontario Maple Syrup Production Report! I aim to post every 2 weeks during the season with status updates of maple productions around the … Continue reading

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Current COVID Funding Programs and Other Resources

Maple season is around the corner, and I hope everyone has been keeping well! I’ve been hearing from producers that they are having difficulty finding and applying for COVID financial supports. Below is a (long, but not comprehensive) list of … Continue reading

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Hello from the new maple specialist!

Hello everyone! My name is Jenny Liu and I’m the new Maple, Tree Nut, and Agroforestry Specialist at OMAFRA. As many of you know, Todd Leuty retired in September last year after over two decades of dedicated public service. He … Continue reading

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