Author Archives: Jenny Liu

March 22, 2022 Maple Syrup Production Update

Sap Flow Overview Weather fluctuations in the past week have caused start-and-stop sap flows in most of the province. Sap is running for producers on vacuum in all regions now. The next few days are expected to be warm, but … Continue reading

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March 16, 2022 Maple Syrup Production Report

Sap Flow Overview This season is bringing about its fair share of unusual weather. There have been periods of intense cold punctuated by ideal maple sugaring days. An example from Waterloo-Wellington was Monday’s perfect maple sugaring weather (nighttime low around … Continue reading

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March 8, 2022 Maple Production Report

Sap Flow Overview The warm Sunday has come and gone, but many producers in Southwestern Ontario reported a smaller sap run than expected. This is likely due to the one warm day being insufficient to thaw out trees, as the … Continue reading

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March 1, 2022 Maple Syrup Production Report

Sap Flow Overview Producers across southern Ontario are getting ready for this Sunday, which promises the first major sapflow weather of the season. The warm spell will extend as far north as the north shore of Lake Huron, but if … Continue reading

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February 23, 2022 Maple Syrup Report and LDD Moth Forecast

Sap Flow Overview The 2022 maple season is here! Producers everywhere have cleared their bushes, cleaned their equipment, and sporadically throughout Ontario have begun tapping and even boiling. As is normally the case, larger producers and those who like to … Continue reading

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CORRECTION: Upcoming Events

CORRECTION: First Nations Maple Syrup Seminar This is a repost of the previous blog post to correct a mistake in the programming. Please see updated agenda below. Mark your calendars! The Birch Island Maple Syrup Workshop has gone virtual. This … Continue reading

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Vermont Maple Conference Week

When: Dec 8, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021 Cost: Free! The Vermont Maple Conference Week (Wed, Dec 8 – Fri, Dec 10) hosted by the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association and UVM Extension has had to alter its structure due … Continue reading

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Cost-Share Funding Alert: Canadian Agricultural Partnership Intake is Open

(Adapted from ONFloriculture) Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding is open from now until 5pm on December 6, 2021. Some quick facts: CAP offers cost-share funding to support farmers, processors, and other businesses Cost-share percentages range from 35%-50% Depending on the … Continue reading

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Upcoming forest pest webinars

Happy November! It’s time to begin thinking about pest management for next year, especially for folks who struggled with LDD moth in 2020-2021. Here are some free webinars to keep you updated on the situation. LDD Moth Webinar: A review … Continue reading

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Online Workshops

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) discovered in Ontario The hemlock woolly adelgid has been found in Fort Erie. If you are in this area, do not move hemlock or any type of firewood to prevent further spread. What is HWA? HHWA … Continue reading

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