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woodland predator of chickens

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 9, 2013. 4 Replies

I am using laying hens to scarify the soil in my woods while I thin from below.  This is part of my silvopasture development plan.  The chickens are doing a great job (pictures and video soon) and I…Continue

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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday June 18, 2014

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As a follow-up to the webinar announcement below, the following silvopasture webinars have been archived on the Cornell ForestConnect youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect     …

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Silvopasture Development: Trees into Pasture

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

Webinar connection details for Wednesday June 4, 2014

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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 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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Second Northeast Silvopasture Conference, Latham NY January 2014

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:22pm 1 Comment

We will collect copies of presentations from speakers who presented at the 2nd NE Silvopasture Conference.  Comments and thoughts from participants are quite welcome.

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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

New to Silvopasture

Started by Randal Seaton. Last reply by Mike Case Feb 1. 4 Replies

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 have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property…Continue

Bamboo as winter stockpile?

Started by Edmund Brown. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jan 21. 2 Replies

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 reduce my hay bill and improve my eco-footprint.I have a small…Continue

Tree Selection Models

Started by John S. Weedon. Last reply by Richard Moyer Dec 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given climate change, that assumption is likely incorrect.Is anyone…Continue

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