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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Info + Expert Panel Today!

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid found in Grafton, ON [Parts of this article were adapted from CFIA communications] A new, established population of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was found in Grafton area in August 2022. The CFIA requests that woodlot owners … Continue reading

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May 21st Derecho Event – Available Supports

Maple syrup producers across a large swath of the province were affected by the derecho/tornado event on May 21. Reports have been rolling in of widespread damage to mature sugar bushes. Remember to stay extra safe and vigilant if you’re … Continue reading

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April 21, 2022 Maple Syrup Production Report

Sap Flow Overview The maple season is still churning along for producers in the northern regions and a few in Ottawa Valley. More happy reports are coming in of record-breaking yields. I’ve heard from more than a few who have … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Production Report Update

Sap Flow Overview The continued warm weather of this week marks the end of maple season for most of the province, with the exception of Algoma and the northern Algonquin district. Buds are swelling, sap is becoming cloudy, and slight … Continue reading

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April 6, 2022 Maple Syrup Production Report

Sap Flow Overview It has been an eventful week! After last week’s freeze, sap flows reached seasonal highs from Thursday-Sunday. Producers from across the province on high vacuum reported collecting over 3 gallons (13.L) per tap, per day. However, the … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Island August 2021 Tornado: Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Activated

On August 11, 2021, a tornado touched down on St. Joseph Island and caused damage to several maple syrup operations. To support farmers and landowners, the provincial government’s Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) has been activated for St Joseph … Continue reading

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March 30, 2022 Maple Syrup Production Update

Sap Flow Overview The past week saw moderate to great sap flows before the province-wide cold snap of the last few days. Producers everywhere are in high spirits as the season has both extended the season and provided many with … Continue reading

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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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