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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday June 18, 2014

Posted by Peter Smallidge on June 16, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

As a follow-up to the webinar announcement below, the following silvopasture webinars have been archived on the Cornell ForestConnect youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect     …

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Request for Silvopasture Practitioners

Posted by Joe Orefice on May 29, 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments

Orefice Silvopasture Abstract.pdf 

I am an Assistant Professor at Paul Smith’s College, in the Adirondacks of New York, and am conducting research in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire to assess the…

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Silvopasture Development: Trees into Pasture

Posted by Peter Smallidge on May 2, 2014 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Webinar connection details for Wednesday June 4, 2014

Register here to receive direct notice of webinars.

Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that sustainably produces timber, livestock, and forage on the same land.  Current technologies, such as portable electric fence and management intensive rotational grazing enable managers options not available in previous decades.  A key…

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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday April 16, 2014

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 15, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Dear Silvopasture Ning Member:

 

You may be interested in the information below that provides details and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.   The topics for May and June address the development of silvopasture via trees into pasture (May 21) and growing forage in woodlands (June 18).…

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Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Poisonous Plants in Silvopastures

I was surprised in looking over the numerous past topics that we haven't had a discussion on plant toxicity risks to livestock in silvopastures.  the following email came to Peter and I recently, and is representative of one of the more challenging native plants found in many parts of the Northeast: Mountain Laurel.  The original emails are below.  Would be interested to know what experiences others have had with Mountain Laurel and/or other "poisonous" plants. From Craig in western MA...I have…See More
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Logging Slash burn - Virginia

"Yes, here is a summary of our costs so far. Stand half that was pushed ~ 2 acres.  Some of the pushing was done as part of the thinning. I hired the logging contractor to bring his Skidder back in and push some more on the 2 acres for an extra…"
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Logging Slash burn - Virginia

"Adam- Photos look great.  Any idea of what pushing the slash up and burning the piles cost? Jeff"
Oct 17
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SVAREC Groundhog

"Our first "harvest" from the Silvopasture!"
Oct 17
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"The logging slash was piled and burned following the Silvopasture thinning."
Oct 17
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"Old house removal and brush pile in the background burning"
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"Largest brush pile lighting up.  Resulted in some nearby trees scorched :("
Oct 17
Adam Downing posted photos
Oct 17
Adam Downing posted a discussion

Following Thinning- Assessing damage to Silvopasture Trees

Dear Silvopasture Sleuths,One of our little SP demo/trial/research here continues to move forward.  We have had the degraded hardwood stand thinned, understory regen/regrowth controlled and seeding underway.We want to conduct a 100% inventory of the remaining trees and as part of that assess the damage some incurred during the thinning and brush burning process.  Does anyone have protocol/criteria that might help with this, i.e. assessing residual stand damage?Thank you for your help,Adam…See More
Oct 17
Mark Riegen is now a member of silvopasture
Oct 15
Danny Anderson is now a member of silvopasture
Oct 8
Brett Chedzoy posted discussions
Sep 30
Wes Cornell is now a member of silvopasture
Sep 28
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

Woods Walk at Angus Glen Farms - Watkins Glen, NY at Angus Glen Farms

September 18, 2014 from 9:30am to 12pm
Join host Brett Chedzoy, regional forester for Cornell Cooperative Extension, for a tour of the family Tree Farm and beef cattle operation.  Topics that will be viewed and discussed include: the benefits of sustainable woodlot management; value-added firewood and lumber operations; profitable forest plantations; strategies for the control of invasive plants; and silvopasturing – the sustainable production of quality timber and livestock on the same land.  The walk will take place rain or shine,…See More
Sep 18
Thomas Jackson is now a member of silvopasture
Sep 1
Shelley Stuart is now a member of silvopasture
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Poisonous Plants in Silvopastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy yesterday. 0 Replies

I was surprised in looking over the numerous past topics that we haven't had a discussion on plant toxicity risks to livestock in silvopastures.  the following email came to Peter and I recently, and…Continue

Following Thinning- Assessing damage to Silvopasture Trees

Started by Adam Downing Oct 17. 0 Replies

Dear Silvopasture Sleuths,One of our little SP demo/trial/research here continues to move forward.  We have had the degraded hardwood stand thinned, understory regen/regrowth controlled and seeding…Continue

Silvopasturing Webinars and Videos

Started by Brett Chedzoy Sep 30. 0 Replies

There's a growing list of webinars and videos on silvopasturing in the Northeast.  Here are links to some of the ones that I know of (one-stop shopping)A somewhat dated overview webinar:…Continue

The value of growing valuable trees in silvopastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy Sep 29. 0 Replies

I had the opportunity to tour a local sawmill last week with Cornell Master Forest Owner trainees.  I've toured this mill many times in the past, but always learn something new.  Some interesting…Continue

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