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New to Silvopasture

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish. My wife and I…

Started by Randal Seaton

4 Feb 1
Reply by Mike Case

Bamboo as winter stockpile?

Any members here ever thought of using bamboo as a winter stockpile? I have a grass-fed beef operation in central NY and would like to redu…

Started by Edmund Brown

2 Jan 21
Reply by Edmund Brown

Tree Selection Models

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given cli…

Started by John S. Weedon

2 Dec 21, 2016
Reply by Richard Moyer

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

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Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent,…Continue

The forum turns 300!

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 4. 0 Replies

Reaching 300 members has been an elusive goal, but we made it!... and what a difference rain can make from one year to another.  Pictures below taken in ~ same spot a year apart.  2016 was historic…Continue

Getting started with silvopasture

Started by Kellan Cook. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jun 24. 3 Replies

Hello all!Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at…Continue

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

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 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

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