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Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Posted by Steve Gabriel on August 17, 2016 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.



Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.



The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly…

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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.  

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2017 North American Agroforestry Conference - Call for Session Proposals at http://www.regonline.com/NAAC2017

September 27, 2016 at 1pm to December 9, 2016 at 5pm
Please consider submitting a session proposal for the 2017 North American Agroforestry Conference to be held June 27-29, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia.The Association for Temperate Agroforestry would welcome your expertise in better understanding how to design agroforestry systems to meet producer goals for forage quality and availability, reducing cold and heat stress, and more, as well as in any other…See More
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World Congress Silvo-pastoral Systems 2016 at Portugal

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The World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016, Silvo-Pastoral Systems in a changing world: functions, management and people, will be held in Évora, Portugal, between 27-30th September 2016.The congress aim is to gather researchers from different disciplines, practitioners and policy makers at different governance levels that deal with the management and sustainability of silvo-pastoral systems. In this way the congress will create a fertile context to progress through interdisciplinarity…See More
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The importance of rotation, rest and recovery when grazing silvopastures

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 to soil, trees and other resources.  If a livestock producer isn't already exhibiting skilled rotational grazing across their pasture system - then they are probably not ready to incorporate silvopasturing into the mix.If trying to become more proficient at rotational grazing, look for "pasture walk"…See More
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Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly webinars on Thursdays…See More
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The importance of rotation, rest and recovery when grazing silvopastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy Sep 20. 0 Replies

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

Public Ecological Benefits of Silvopasture

Started by Ben Dube. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 27. 3 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

UNH Launches Silvopasture Project at Organic Dairy Research Farm

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 25. 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 Jul 22. 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

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