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Bamboo Update

Posted by Edmund Brown on October 12, 2017 at 6:30am 1 Comment

I just defoliated and weighed a piece of my bamboo patch. I got 33 lbs of fresh weight leaves and twigs (I took the parts I observed my cattle eating) off 100 sq ft. I'm not sure what % moisture it was, but if it is similar to the sample buried in the snow I sent last winter (44% DM) that makes for just over 3 tons/acre of forage DM in the leaves and twigs. I sent a sample to DairyOne for analysis today since the numbers swing by many pounds for every % difference. If there is merit I want…
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Bamboo Update

Posted by Edmund Brown on October 12, 2017 at 6:11am 0 Comments

I just defoliated and weighed a piece of my bamboo patch. I got 33 lbs of fresh weight leaves and twigs (I took the parts I observed my cattle eating) off 100 sq ft. I'm not sure what % moisture it was, but if it is similar to the sample buried in the snow I sent last winter (44% DM) that makes for just over 3 tons/acre of forage DM in the leaves and twigs. I sent a sample to DairyOne for analysis today since the numbers swing by many pounds for every % difference. If there is merit I want…
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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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Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 3 Replies

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The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 5 Replies

Some of you will be heading to the Grassfed Exchange Conference later this week in Albany.  This national conference dedicated to pasture-based livestock production will have a record attendance of…Continue

Agroforestry = Climate mitigation (Mongabay)

Started by Juan P. Alvez Nov 2, 2017. 0 Replies

Please check this Mongabay.com article on agroforestry –Agroforestry is a…Continue

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