2021 Southern Syrup Research Symposium
“Making it Work in the Southern Maple States”
Friday, September 24th
12:00 – 5:00 Vendor setup
Workshop/ Field Session (choose one) (Limited capacity)
2:00 – 5:00 “Using maple syrup grade evaluation to improve syrup quality,” Les Ober, OSU
2:00 – 5:00 “Increasing sap quantity and sweetness through forest management” Along with a tour of the WVU sugarbush. Jamie Schuler, WVU
Evening Social (TBA)
Saturday, September 25th
7:30 Registration opens (coffee and light breakfast)
8:15 Welcome and Introductions by Jamie Schuler, WVU
8:30 “From Polar Vortex to Warming Temperatures: Making Sense of Weather Impacts on the Maple Syrup Industry.” Aaron Wilson Ohio State University.
9:15 "Chemistry and Biological Effects of Maple Food Products: The Path Forward" Navindra Seeram, Univ. of Rhode Island
10:00 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 “Good Flavor Factors in Maple Syrup” Joel Boutin, Maple Syrup Consultant, Quebec, Canada.
11:15 “Proctor maple research update, with a southern twist” Abby Van den Berg, Univ of Vermont Proctor Maple Center
12:00 LUNCH (provided)
- Update on new grants (ACER)
- Poster for each group and other grant deliverables
Concurrent Session 1
1:30 (Cornell research update – title to be submitted) Aaron Wightman, Cornell
1:30 “Maple tapping guidelines” Abby van den Berg, Proctor Maple Research Center
2:30 “The shifting sweet spot of maple syrup production: climate change impacts on sugar maple sap” Ryan Hurish, University of Virginia, Wise
3:00 (maple market analysis – title to be submitted) Tom Hammett, Future Generations and Virginia Tech.
3:30 “Economic impact of regional syrup industry Sayeed Mehmood” Sayeed R. Mehood, Ohio State University
Concurrent Session II
1:30 “Hyperspectral imaging” Jamie Schuler WVU
2:00 “Hybrid maple study Mansfield Ohio” Gabriel Karns OSU
2:30 “Timing of tapping study at WVU”
3:30 “Walnut sap and syrup production enhancement” Mike Rechlin, Future Generation University
Concurrent Session III
4:00– 6:00 Cooking Value Added Maple Products with local master maple concoctionists.
4:00 – 6:00 5,4,3,2,1 - Demonstration of an energy efficient, easy to build, backyarder evaporator based on “Rocket Stove” principles by Kate Fotos, Future Generations, along with “Backyard Sugaring Techniques” by Scott Weikert, Penn State Maple Specialist