Southern New Brunswick sees good year so far for maple syrup production

It's been a good year for maple syrup production in southern New Brunswick so far.

New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association executive director Louise Poitras says it needs to be minus five degrees or less at night, and plus five or more in the day for at least five days to meet optimal conditions for the flow of sap.

She says so far that's what's been happening in the southern portion of the province where the sap has already started flowing, while the harvest season is just underway in the northern part of the province.

Last year's warm temperatures brought an early end to the season and producers in the province's southern area were only able to collect 25 per cent of what they normally would.