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Forest Vegetation Management - FVM Network

Posted by Peter Smallidge on September 5, 2018 at 9:27am 0 Comments

Cornell's ForestConnect program is facilitating a network of forest vegetation practitioners to identify research needs and collectively build knowledge of safe and effective techniques. This network will focus on vegetation management in forest and woodlot environments using herbicide, mechanical or livestock methods. …

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Truthful corrections on the values and benefits of grass-fed meat

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 10, 2018 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

There is no end to the falsehoods, innuendo, and misconception that is offered against the benefits and valueof grass-fed livestock. Here a recent blog, of UK origin, that addresses some of the more common errors of thought. It's well worth the read.



http://quillette.com/2018/04/05/case-sustainable-meat/…

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FREE Webinars on Silvopasture

Posted by Steve Gabriel on February 24, 2018 at 8:16am 0 Comments

We are offering these webinars to share knowledge and in support of our Kickstarter campaign for a new book on Silvopasture, coming out this June.

Wednesday, February 28

12pm - 1pm EST

The Potential for Silvopasture

Learn about different combinations of animals, trees, livestock from around the world with farmers Steve Gabriel and Brett Chedzoy.

 

Monday, March 5

12 - 1pm EST

Climate Change…

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Managing Livestock Density and Impact in Silvopastures

Posted by Brett Chedzoy on January 26, 2018 at 9:30pm 8 Comments

Even before commercially thinning ~80 acres of the woods on our farm, I had come to appreciate the challenges of controlling the vegetative response to letting in more sunlight. 

In open pastures, the grazier can readily mow, spray or even till and re-seed to deal with noxious weeds and invasive brush. But livestock impact is often the only practical tool for managing vegetation in tree-covered silvopastures.  Consequently, silvopasturing relies on intensive rotation of higher…

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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Jonathan Bates Nov 1. 5 Replies

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue

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Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

Started by Scott Johnson. Last reply by Scott Johnson Oct 11. 4 Replies

Hello Folks,My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7 ac grass pasture, 3 ac oak grove with maple and other…Continue

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Sep 7. 8 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

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jul 24. 6 Replies

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