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Plastic Tubing and Maple Syrup QualityAuthor(s): Russell S. Walters; Harry W. Yawney
Source: Res. Pap. NE-409. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionMaple syrup made from sap collected using improperly or carelessly installed plastic pipelines varied more in color from day to day, and was more often darker in color, than sap collected from either the property installed pipeline or clean, frequently emptied galvanized buckets. Use of both properly installed tubing and buckets, following recommended procedures, produced light colored syrup of equal quality throughout the entire maple syrup season.
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CitationWalters, Russell S.; Yawney, Harry W. 1978. Plastic Tubing and Maple Syrup Quality. Res. Pap. NE-409. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.
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