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Silvopasture Book seeking Farmer Stories & Photos

Posted by Steve Gabriel on April 5, 2017 at 7:42am 0 Comments

Knowledge and information in agriculture is a mix of research, application, and experience that is never from a single individual, but rather a collective experience shared in the minds of many. We all benefit from sharing our experience.

A new book on the Agroforestry practice of Silvopasture, by Steve Gabriel, has the explicit goal of telling the story of what we know - and don’t know – about the concept of integrating livestock production with trees and forestry.

The book…

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New publication

Posted by Joe Orefice on January 19, 2017 at 7:01pm 0 Comments

Our latest publication on silvopasture has been published in the Journal of Forestry. Reach out to me directly if you can't get access and would like a copy. I'm not able to post the full article here due to copyright from the journal.

"Silvopasture—It's Not a Load of Manure: Differentiating between Silvopasture and Wooded Livestock Paddocks in the Northeastern United States"…

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Recent Publication

Posted by Joe Orefice on December 2, 2016 at 1:16pm 0 Comments

I would like to make everyone aware of my most recent publication. It presents forage production information from our silvopasture research in New York.…

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Bamboo Winter Grazing

Posted by Edmund Brown on November 15, 2016 at 8:17pm 0 Comments

Hi folks, I'm new to the forum here. Brett encouraged me to copy and paste a post I did for my blog to this forum. If you want to read it on my blog it can be found HERE. Photo at my blog. I would put the photo in the forum here but they're on my wife's computer...

FYI, the "Garth" I refer to in the post is my brother who co-owns the farm with me. I hope this of interest to others…

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Harold Wood updated their profile
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Mike Sands is now a member of silvopasture
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Alicia Rose posted a discussion

Silvopasture Workshop

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent, Minnesota----------------------The University of Minnesota Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, and the Savanna Institute present a tour on Friday afternoon of a silvopasture trial. The workshop will continue on Saturday with presentations on silvopasture establishment and management and several…See More
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The forum turns 300!

Reaching 300 members has been an elusive goal, but we made it!... and what a difference rain can make from one year to another.  Pictures below taken in ~ same spot a year apart.  2016 was historic drought, and this summer pretty much the opposite. …See More
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Rob Turner is now a member of silvopasture
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Edmund Brown replied to Kellan Cook's discussion Getting started with silvopasture
"Whatever I can get. Typical sizes are 5 x 11, 8 x 20, and most common 11 x 40. They occasionally come even bigger, but those are few and far between. I cut the 11 x 40 in half lengthwise so each tarp covers an 80 ft strip. Billboard tarps are pretty…"
Jun 24
Kellan Cook replied to Kellan Cook's discussion Getting started with silvopasture
"Hello Edmund. Solarization is not something I had thought of. What size are the tarps you use?"
Jun 23
Edmund Brown replied to Kellan Cook's discussion Getting started with silvopasture
"Hi Kellan,  To your number 1. I have used billboard tarps to solarize strips of ground. Then pull them back and plant into mostly bare dirt.  Some folks us round-up or other broad spectrum herbicide, but I'm leery of poisons like that."
Jun 23
Alexa Denhoff is now a member of silvopasture
Jun 21
Kellan Cook posted a discussion

Getting started with silvopasture

Hello all!Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at swales on an acre of our land.  It is planted with hazels, seaberry, persimmon, honey locust, serviceberry, chokeberry, and wild plum.  I don't think we needed to use the swales and don't feel it was necessary in our climate, but I am getting off topic.We would like to get started developing more of…See More
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Kellan Cook is now a member of silvopasture
Jun 15
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

Woodland Restoration Using Livestock and Silvopasture Principals at webinar

June 2, 2017 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Studies by The Nature Conservancy, Cornell University and the NY State College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) show deteriorating conditions in the majority of NY’s nearly 19 million acres of forest – a situation that is not unique to New York and the Northeast.  Silvopasturing and intensively-managed livestock impacts are an innovative approach to address many of the modern challenges facing woodland owners and managers.  This presentation will cover specific examples of how…See More
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Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent,…Continue

The forum turns 300!

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 4. 0 Replies

Reaching 300 members has been an elusive goal, but we made it!... and what a difference rain can make from one year to another.  Pictures below taken in ~ same spot a year apart.  2016 was historic…Continue

Getting started with silvopasture

Started by Kellan Cook. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jun 24. 3 Replies

Hello all!Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at…Continue

GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing the return of the American Chestnut.  Every rare…Continue

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