308 Fernow Hall
Michael Farrell joined the Department of Natural Resources in 2004. His educational background includes a BS from Hamilton College in economics/environmental studies and an MPS in forest and natural resource management from SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He currently serves as Northern NY Maple Specialist and Director of the Uihlein Forest- Cornell`s Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station in Lake Placid, NY.
Evaluating the growth potential of the maple industry based on ecologic, social, economic, and public policy factors. Sugarbush health and productivity. Genetic improvement of maples for high sap sugar concentration. Tubing design and maintenance for optimal sap collection.
Sugarbush management for optimal health and productivity. Cost-effective sap collection technologies. Best management practices for maple syrup production.