Proctor Maple Road Named, Maple Producers Manual Updated

A new road sign was installed at the Proctor Maple Research Center, now named Marvin Taylor Road.

The driveway at the Proctor Maple Research Center (PMRC) now has a name. The Town of Underhill had requested it be named for E911 purposes. Because this is the 75th Anniversary year of PMRC, UVM chose “Marvin Taylor Road” to honor the founders, Dr. James Marvin and Dr. Fred Taylor.

Read the Burlington Free Press article that detailed the history and pioneering scientists of PMRC, and how it grew from humble beginnings to a nationally recognized and innovative maple research hub.

North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual Available

The cover of the North American Maple Syrup Producers ManualThe third edition of the North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual is now available for free download! This fully revised edition has a new chapter on food safety, as well as updated chapters on sap, syrup, and value-added product production based on the most current research. The remaining chapters have had modest updates.

Along with chapters on sugarbush management, economics of maple businesses, marketing, and more, the Maple Manual is the most comprehensive, accurate resource for sugarmakers of all sizes.

A joint project of the University of Vermont, the North American Maple Syrup Council, and dozens of the industry researchers, scientists, and educators, the manual is available as a free download, however note that it is copyrighted, and all materials should be cited if used elsewhere (newsletters, presentations, etc.).

To get access to the download, send a blank email to and you will receive a link to view and download the 434-page manual. Print versions will be available for sale in the next few months.

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