Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP)-funded research has produced the science-based, field-tested data needed to help the maple industry in the NNY region grow from $3.25 million annually to now more than $20 million per year, and there is room yet to increase that economic value! NNYADP-funded projects have developed research, outreach, and technical assistance opportunities that provide producers and landowners with the tools needed to continue to develop NNY as a regional maple sugaring powerhouse for New York State. Recently, the NNYADP has also funded projects to investigate the feasibility of making syrup from other species of trees that grow in the northern forest. See the 2022 results of a look at the feasibility of tapping American beech trees to not only grow NNY’s economy but to protect the diversity of the northern forest.
Attention has also been given to pollinator health: click here to read about the NNYADP project to improve beekeeper management practices to increase pollinator health and honey production in NNY.
NNYADP BEECH SYRUP RESEARCH RESULTS
Feasibility of American Beech Syrup Production, 2022 NNYADP Project Results
NNYADP BIRCH SYRUP RESEARCH RESULTS
. A Comparison of Sap Yields Per the Timing of Tapping Schedules for Birch (and Maple) Syrup Production
NNYADP MAPLE RESEARCH RESULTS
2021: Solving the Dilemma: Alternative Maple Tubing That Prevents Clogging and Increases Production
Increasing Syrup Production by Re-Tapping Maples within the Sap Season (pdf) 2019-2020
Re-Tapping Maples Within the Sap Season for Increased Syrup Production 2019
Comparison of Sap Yields Per Timing of Tapping Schedules for Maple and Birch Syrup Production, Dec. 2018
Earlier Maple Research Results:
Increasing Sap Yields and Profitability in Maple Sugaring Operations Through Optimum Dropline/Spout Management, March 2014
. Figure 1: 2013 Sap Production at CCE St. Lawrence (key in main report)
. Figure 2: 2013 Sap Production at Uihlein Maple Forest
. Figure 3: 2011 Sap Production at Parker Maple
. Figure 4: 2012 Sap Production at Parker Maple.
. Figure 5: 2013 Sap Production at Parker Maple
. Table 1: 2011-2013 Systems at Parker Maple.
. Table 2: Sap Production and Economic Analyses for 7 NNY Sugarbushes 2011-2013
Maple Net Present Value Calculator
Maple NPV Analysis of Leasing Taps vs. Saw Timber Production, 2010
Maple NPV Formula Descriptions
NNY Maple Industry Potential for Growth
Survey of Northern Forest Landowners Re: Potential to Expand Maple Syrup Production, 2011
Growth Potential in the Northern NY Maple Industry
The Future of the Maple Sugar Industry in the United States: Assessing the Growth Potential Based on Ecological, Demographic and Public Policy Factors (Farrell)
Survey of NYS Landowners, 2009
Survey of NYS Maple Producers, 2009
Increasing NNY Maple Production through Effective Producer/Landowner Collaborations, NNYADP, 2009