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Silvo-pasturing and mutli-species stocking in tropical Andean foothills

Greetings, I have a family member who is an organic, pastured cattle rancher in somewhat southern Colombia (~3-4 degrees N of the equator).…

Started by Sam Bosco

0 Dec 6, 2016

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…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

1 Dec 2, 2016
Reply by Ricardo Zachrisson C.

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 envi…

Started by Ben Dube

5 Nov 14, 2016
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Organic control method for European Buckthorn

Interesting article on work done at University of Wisconsin on controlling resprouting by European buckthorn. http://news.wisc.edu/bucktho

Started by Roy Brubaker

0 Oct 19, 2016

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…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Jul 25, 2016

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 g…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Jul 22, 2016

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

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 thi…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

4 Jul 6, 2016
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Farmers Seeking Woodlands for Silvopasture

We rotationally graze heritage pigs in the woods.  We are experienced, full-time farmers working with a grazing specialist, and co-op exten…

Started by Schuyler and Colby Gail

2 Apr 3, 2016
Reply by Schuyler and Colby Gail

Chestnut in Silvopasture

Anyone have experience or know of chestnuts in silvopasture systems? Im specifically wondering about if the burrs are a problem with cattle…

Started by Jono Neiger

2 Mar 23, 2016
Reply by Jono Neiger

Maine Grass-fed Network Grazing Conference

This weekend I drove ~ 20 hours round trip to Skowhegan, ME to participate in the annual Maine Grass-fed Network's Grazing Conference.  A g…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

1 Mar 21, 2016
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

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GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy on Thursday. 6 Replies

Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing the return of the American Chestnut.  Every rare…Continue

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started by Brett Chedzoy May 15. 0 Replies

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul…Continue

Open Position: Research Scientist in Silvopasture - UMCA

Started by Michael A Gold May 1. 0 Replies

The MU Agroforestry Center has an open position "Research Scientist - Silvopasture".   Seeking a Ph.D. w/a strong background in pasture-based grazing systems (livestock, esp. cattle) and forages.  If…Continue

When Shade is Part of the Plan

Started by Brett Chedzoy Apr 19. 0 Replies

One of the top "frequently asked questions" is what forages might grow well in silvopastures.  Much has already been posted on this forum (dig around a bit) on this topic.  The short answer is: "it…Continue

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