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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
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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
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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
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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
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Silvopasture

Sustainable Agriculture and Silvopastoralismhttp://forest.mtu.edu/pcforestry/resources/studentprojects/silvopasture.html Sustainable agricu…

Started by Carl DuPoldt

1 Mar 21, 2016
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Hackerson - Huntington, MA silvopasture update

Some of you may recall that last year we started a silvopasture project at Ross's Gray Dog Farm in Huntington.  It was being done utilizing…

Started by Jeff Jourdain

5 Mar 16, 2016
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Looking for black locust seeds & posts in Tioga County, PA vicinity

Hi, I just moved to Tioga County, PA and am looking for a some harvestable black locust trees for fenceposts. Having browsed this site, I…

Started by Nathan Smelser

2 Jan 7, 2016
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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

Silvopasturing story in Farming Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy Mar 30. 0 Replies

Those of you who read Farming magazine have already seen this, but for those of you who haven't...The author, Katie Navarra, did a very nice job of accurately putting the information together:…Continue

Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 2. 20 Replies

A forum member recently asked about creating silvopastures for their goats with black locust.  In my opinion, black locust is just about the perfect tree for converting open pasture areas into…Continue

Stocking density

Started by Mike Case. Last reply by Joe Orefice Feb 10. 1 Reply

I'm interested to see what Are some typical animal stocking densities here in the northeast. Understably, there are multiple variables. Animal spcies, recovery period length, grazing length and…Continue

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