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Testing sugar maple sap for sweetness with a refractometer

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Smith, H. Clay; Keiser, George M.

Year Published

1971

Publication

Research Note NE-138. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.

Abstract

We studied the consistency of refractometer sugar readings as influenced by sap evaporation, temperature, and the drying, cleaning, and calibration of the instrument. From the study results, we suggest field procedures for using the refractometer to insure reliable measurements.

Citation

Smith, H. Clay; Keiser, George M. 1971. Testing sugar maple sap for sweetness with a refractometer. Research Note NE-138. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.

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