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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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New publication

Posted by Joe Orefice on November 9, 2016 at 4:42pm 7 Comments

Here's a link to the latest paper my colleagues and I have published on silvopasture.  

"Soil and understory plant dynamics during conversion of forest to silvopasture, open pasture, and woodlot" in Agroforestry Systems…

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World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016

Posted by Joe Orefice on October 24, 2016 at 1:13pm 1 Comment

I'm recently back from the World Congress of Silvo-Pastoral Systems held in Evora, Portugal. It was an excellent and inspiring conference. Here are some of the main conclusions from the event organizers (http://www.silvopastoral2016.uevora.pt/):…

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Joe Orefice posted a blog post

New publication

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"…See More
yesterday
Richard Moyer replied to John S. Weedon's discussion Tree Selection Models
"John,  We live and farm in the southern Appalachians, and appreciate your questions.  New to this forum, will just throw out a few ways to answer your question, then glad to expand on any of these.  I agree with Edmund that awareness…"
Dec 21, 2016
Richard Moyer is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 20, 2016
Edmund Brown replied to John S. Weedon's discussion Tree Selection Models
"Look south? And more arid? That's what I do when I ruminate on what my CNY farm might look like like 40-50 years from now. There are so many variables that putting any stock in a detailed model seems every bit as fraught as just looking several…"
Dec 17, 2016
Mauricio Nunez is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 13, 2016
Greg Brickner is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 7, 2016
Sam Bosco posted a discussion

Silvo-pasturing and mutli-species stocking in tropical Andean foothills

Greetings,I have a family member who is an organic, pastured cattle rancher in somewhat southern Colombia (~3-4 degrees N of the equator).He is very concerned with his grass health and would like to be able to grow lush grass. Currently he is able to graze his cattle in one spot, three times over the course of a year. He has a lot of land ~800ha.He would like to raise other animals, hoping that it would be improve his sward health and bring more value to his land. He is also interested in…See More
Dec 6, 2016
Sam Bosco is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 6, 2016
John S. Weedon posted a discussion

Tree Selection Models

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given climate change, that assumption is likely incorrect.Is anyone aware of species distribution models (SDM) that farmers might be able to use easily to help decide which trees will survive and thrive for a specific site under various climate scenarios?  Or, if SDM aren't the appropriate tool, what could farmers and agroforesters use to glimpse the future?See More
Dec 5, 2016
Ricardo Zachrisson C. replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion The importance of rotation, rest and recovery when grazing silvopastures
"Rotation practices change constantly as we work the forest (pruning, thinning or final cutting), also it changes drastically on the type of tree growing in the forrest. We rotate based on observation of the fields, it has been unworkable to plan in…"
Dec 2, 2016
Joe Orefice posted a blog post

Recent Publication

I would like to make everyone aware of my most recent publication. It presents forage production information from our silvopasture research in New York.…See More
Dec 2, 2016
John S. Weedon posted an event
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Multi-functional Buffers and the NTFP Calculator: Insight from Appalachian Sustainable Development at Webinar

December 2, 2016 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Traditional riparian forest buffers help protect our waterways by reducing agricultural run-off and soil loss while also providing shade and woody debris to enhance wildlife habitat. Multi-functional riparian buffers build on this idea by also allowing landowners to grow a perennial food crop in the buffer zone. Join us for the third installment of the NEMA Agroforestry Webinar Series, with Emily Lachiniet and Katie Commender of Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD).To register, click on…See More
Nov 29, 2016
Joe Orefice commented on Joe Orefice's blog post New publication
"Brett, There were no soil amendments added. This was intentional because I am also interested in the long-term change in pH as the site transitions to pasture. I expect pH will rise some but how much I really don't know. There's no doubt…"
Nov 28, 2016
Brett Chedzoy commented on Joe Orefice's blog post New publication
"Joe, There were no soil amendment treatments in the study, correct?  As we learn more about growing forages under trees, it will be interesting to see how nutritional quality is influenced by available Ca, pH, excess aluminum and other…"
Nov 28, 2016
Tom Fitzpatrick is now a member of silvopasture
Nov 26, 2016
Angus Johnson is now a member of silvopasture
Nov 22, 2016
 
 
 

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Bamboo as winter stockpile?

Started by Edmund Brown. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Any members here ever thought of using bamboo as a winter stockpile? I have a grass-fed beef operation in central NY and would like to reduce my hay bill and improve my eco-footprint.I have a small…Continue

Tree Selection Models

Started by John S. Weedon. Last reply by Richard Moyer Dec 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given climate change, that assumption is likely incorrect.Is anyone…Continue

Silvo-pasturing and mutli-species stocking in tropical Andean foothills

Started by Sam Bosco Dec 6, 2016. 0 Replies

Greetings,I have a family member who is an organic, pastured cattle rancher in somewhat southern Colombia (~3-4 degrees N of the equator).He is very concerned with his grass health and would like to…Continue

The importance of rotation, rest and recovery when grazing silvopastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Ricardo Zachrisson C. Dec 2, 2016. 1 Reply

An often overlooked or misunderstood concept in silvopasture management is the importance of rotating livestock to allow for adequate rest and recovery of the forage plants, and to minimize impacts…Continue

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