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Extreme weather impacting maple syrup production: Queen's University expert

2014-03-04

Queen’s University forestry expert Warren Mabee is available to discuss this year’s maple syrup production and the use of chemicals to increase the amount of sap released from a tree.

Dr. Mabee has studied maple decline and the impacts this has on the sugar industry.

“Extreme weather is impacting maple syrup producers and renewing old ideas of using chemicals to prolong sap production,” says Dr. Mabee. “In a world with more unpredictable weather, what is acceptable to ensure that traditional industries – like the syrup producers – can stay in business?”

Please note that Dr. Mabee is unavailable between 2 and 4 pm this afternoon.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Rosie Hales at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca, or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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