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New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Posted by Adam Downing on July 5, 2016 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html

-Adam

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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UNH Launches Silvopasture Project at Organic Dairy Research Farm

Likely to see more organic dairies in the Northeast adopt silvopasturing to increase their grazing base with land already owned (woods) and improve animal comfort.  UNH leading the way: https://colsa.unh.edu/nhaes/article/2016/07/silvopasture" Seeing cows graze in a forest may be an uncommon site in New England but at the Organic Dairy Research Farm at the University of New Hampshire, heifers soon will be dining among the…See More
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Symbiosis in (Silvo)pasture Plant Diversity

Those of you in in the Northeast know that the past 12 months - and particularly the past few months - have been unusually dry.  This has given me the opportunity to "study" the differences in plant conditions between our pasture and silvopasture areas.  Anecdotally, the forage plants are currently looking much better in the silvopastures (note: we've had < 2" of rain since March, following a dry, warm winter).  I would attribute this to four main factors:cooler ground temperatures in the…See More
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Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture

Hello all,My name is Ben Dube, and I am a PhD student in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. I’m interested in the public environmental benefits (for example: protection of surface waters, habitat for wildlife, & sequestration of carbon) of alternative agricultural techniques especially as relates to livestock and grazing. and part of my work involves helping on an innovative silvopasture project in Southern Brazil.                I’m in the early stages of thinking about how to…See More
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"Question recently came up from a friend dealing with Japanese Stilt Grass in SW PA.  Anyone care to share their successes and failures with converting JSG to something better?"
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New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html-AdamSee More
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Tree Fodder Seminar: Boosting Climate Resilience and Biodiversity in Perennial Farm Ecosystems at Shana Hanson's 3 Streams Farm

July 10, 2016 at 12pm to July 16, 2016 at 4pm
July 10 -16 (partial attendance invited) at 3 Streams Farm in Belfast, ME.Detailed schedule at 3streamsfarmbelfastme.blogspot.com    Traditional Air Meadow pruning cycles are aimed at creating accessible native tree forms for harvest of high quality animal fodder.  These methods also enhance bush and ground browse layers, provide nutrients to pasture plants, fix more carbon, increase tree longevity, preserve broader forest gene pools of tree…See More
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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…"
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UNH Launches Silvopasture Project at Organic Dairy Research Farm

Started by Brett Chedzoy yesterday. 0 Replies

Likely to see more organic dairies in the Northeast adopt silvopasturing to increase their grazing base with land already owned (woods) and improve animal comfort.  UNH leading the way: …Continue

Symbiosis in (Silvo)pasture Plant Diversity

Started by Brett Chedzoy on Friday. 0 Replies

Those of you in in the Northeast know that the past 12 months - and particularly the past few months - have been unusually dry.  This has given me the opportunity to "study" the differences in plant…Continue

Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture

Started by Ben Dube on Friday. 0 Replies

Hello all,My name is Ben Dube, and I am a PhD student in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. I’m interested in the public environmental benefits (for example: protection of surface…Continue

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 6. 4 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

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