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Sugar maple sap volume increases as vacuum level is increasedAuthor(s): Russell S. Walters; H. Clay Smith
Source: Research Note NE-213. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionMaple sap yields collected by using plastic tubing with a vacuum pump increased as the vacuum level was increased. Sap volumes collected at the 10- and 15-inch mercury vacuum levels were statistically significantly higher than volumes collected at the 5-inch level. Although the 15-inch vacuum yielded more sap than the 10-inch vacuum, the difference was not statistically significant. An efficient vacuum system should have a vacuum level of at least 10 inches of mercury at the taphole.
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CitationWalters, Russell S.; Smith, H. Clay. 1975. Sugar maple sap volume increases as vacuum level is increased. Research Note NE-213. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
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