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Photo Guide to Northeastern Silvopastures

Posted by Joe Orefice on June 13, 2016 at 10:21am 1 Comment

I recently put together a photo guide to Northeastern US silvopasture. This guide is the result of research investigating silvopasture practices on farms in New York and New England. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to this complex practice but it should help inform folks about some options. Please feel free to share:…

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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 4 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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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms
"The picture above was taken around May 1st, 2016 - the first spring after the heavy pulpwood harvest done last summer.  The existing seed bank is starting to express itself, including all of the things that we don't want to grow like…"
Jun 13
Brett Chedzoy commented on Joe Orefice's blog post Photo Guide to Northeastern Silvopastures
"Joe,  Thanks for sharing the fruits of your and Leanne's labors.  Very helpful to have these visual illustrations of some silvopasture systems around the Northeast for those of us who need to "see to believe".  And good…"
Jun 13
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Joe Orefice posted a blog post

Photo Guide to Northeastern Silvopastures

I recently put together a photo guide to Northeastern US silvopasture. This guide is the result of research investigating silvopasture practices on farms in New York and New England. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to this complex practice but it should help inform folks about some options. Please feel free to share:…See More
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Joshua is now a member of silvopasture
Jun 10
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"Although "vegetation control" isn't normally thought of as main objective of silvopasturing, "controlling vegetation" is certainly a key part of successful silvopasture management.  As problematic plants continue to…"
Jun 1
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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
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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
 
 
 

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Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 1. 2 Replies

this post will jump around a bit, but I wanted to tie together several thoughts generated by two news stories that come across my inbox this yesterday...At the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference,…Continue

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

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