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Latest research paper in Northeast silvopasture

Posted by Joe Orefice on March 8, 2016 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

All,

Here is a link to my latest paper on Northeast silvopasture. It will be coming out in the journal Agroforestry Systems this year, but they made it available online last week. 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10457-016-9916-0

The document is published as open access so feel free to download and share.  

What We Can Learn From Silvopasturing in Other Corners of the World

Posted by Brett Chedzoy on August 19, 2015 at 2:40pm 3 Comments

This forum unintentionally drew an initial concentration of members from the northeastern US, though many folks have since joined from other parts of the country and globe (welcome!).  Silvopasturing practices certainly need to be customized to the local area and situation, but the principals remain largely the same no matter where working trees and livestock are raised together in a sustainable manner. 

In hopes of broadening discussions, participation and what we can learn from…

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Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms

Posted by Brett Chedzoy on August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

I've had the best of intentions to be more active on this forum this summer to share my thoughts and experiences with a recent "low grade" timber harvest at our farm to promote silvopasture development.  The harvest wrapped-up a few weeks ago, and I just returned from quick trip to Argentina.  With that behind me, it's time to get some pictures and storied up about the project.  But first, as a bit of background, I've pasted below an article that I was asked to write for the current edition…

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Learning from our Forest Elders

Posted by Steve Gabriel on June 2, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments



New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations.



"….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be seen…

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Brett Chedzoy posted events
May 19
Freyda Lynn Black commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Grassland Bird Management Twilight Pasture Walk
"Is anyone planning to go to this from the Ithaca/Spencer/Watkins Glen areas? I'd love to go if we could car-pool."
May 16
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
May 16
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Some pictures above and below of "superior" black locust that Peter Smallidge (NYS Extension Forester) collected root cuttings from over the weekend for propogation.  Growing trees like this will make a big difference in yield of…"
May 16
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

Grassland Bird Management Twilight Pasture Walk at Deansboro, NY

May 24, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
An often overlooked benefit of silvopasture management is the value to enhancing wildlife habitat.  For many wildlife species, silvopastures provide the "best of both worlds" with food and shelter.  A good upcoming opportunity below to learn more about managing grazing land for bird species usually associated with open pastures.Deansboro, NY— Grass-fed livestock operations rely on a pasture system this is holistic in nature.  Diverse plants, animals and microbes functioning together in a mosaic…See More
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Randal Seaton replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Thanks Brett. Tells me what I need to know. Got a bit of work to do I guess. Kinda'a figured. "
Apr 21
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"another option is to broadcast the seed then attempt to "hoof it in" with the animals during soft (but not too soft) ground conditions.  This may require giving them a little incentive to move around within the seeded area, like…"
Apr 18
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Randal, Dealing with the slash and leaf litter on the ground in recently thinned areas is a challenge.  Too much slash can be an impediment to the grazing animals, which are needed to help control the brush and weeds that want to come rushing…"
Apr 18
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"A recent email conversation pasted below from a retired extension friend.  Some good information on clonal propagation... Several years back a few of us started collecting and propagating selected strains of black locust starting with the…"
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Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 16. 17 Replies

A forum member recently asked about creating silvopastures for their goats with black locust.  In my opinion, black locust is just about the perfect tree for converting open pasture areas into…Continue

New to Silvopasture

Started by Randal Seaton. Last reply by Randal Seaton Apr 21. 3 Replies

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish.My wife and I have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property…Continue

Farmers Seeking Woodlands for Silvopasture

Started by Schuyler and Colby Gail. Last reply by Schuyler and Colby Gail Apr 3. 2 Replies

We rotationally…Continue

Chestnut in Silvopasture

Started by Jono Neiger. Last reply by Jono Neiger Mar 23. 2 Replies

Anyone have experience or know of chestnuts in silvopasture systems? Im specifically wondering about if the burrs are a problem with cattle. Someone told me they thought the burrs would be hurt or…Continue

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