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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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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"A recent article on consulting forester Brian Knox's use of goats to manage vegetation in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Brian was formerly an industrial forester in this area (upstate NY) and credits the Cornell "Goats in the Woods"…"
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Forest Vegetation Management - FVM Network

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. …See More
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Jonathan Bates replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"I just found out that a local farm has this tree in one of their gardens that was planted 7 years ago, climate zone 5b, Berkshire NY. Most years it dies back to the ground and re-sprouts each spring reaching 15 feet tall in one season! Sprouting…"
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Penn State Farm Meeting to Focus on Silvopasture at Forks Farm

August 23, 2018 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Penn State Extension, in cooperation with Cornell Extension, is planning a twilight meeting in Columbia County on Thursday, August 23rd from 6:00 PM until dark. The meeting is for interested livestock owners to learn about development and management of silvopasture. Silvopasture is the combined production of quality timber, forages, and livestock on the same land.Guest speaker for the event will be Brett Chedzoy from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County. Brett is a regional…See More
Aug 14
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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

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 climate (and tropical) countries have experimented with Paulownia sp. already. China, where these trees are native, has probably been using it as forage for hundreds if not thousands of years. If you have any experience or knowledge of this tree, let's discuss it here! I look forward to the…See More
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"We run meat goats on natural forage in Virginia, US. Anyone hv info about evergreen tree forage for winter months for goats to browse?"
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"A lone goat may not eat a lot of brush, but she's entertaining.  Best of all, she's bonded with the cows and stays with the herd.  "
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"Our goat (singular), Bunny, enjoying some multiflora rose"
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"An often overlooked benefit of silvopasturing: vegetation management Goats: The surprising solution to saving a country from wildfires Herds of goats meandering across the mountainsides may make for great photo opportunities, but they're…"
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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

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Jonathan Bates Aug 15. 1 Reply

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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Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

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

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

Agroforestry = Climate mitigation (Mongabay)

Started by Juan P. Alvez. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 24. 1 Reply

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

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