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The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 19, 2015. 4 Replies

Our paper:  "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"Available here:…Continue

Following Thinning- Assessing damage to Silvopasture Trees

Started Oct 17, 2014 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

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New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html-AdamSee More
Jul 5, 2016
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Adam Downing's discussion The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"
"What I've observed on our farm where we've left behind a significant mulch layer from mowing is that the grass eventually comes in (along with a lot of other green stuff - not all of it good), but the wood chips definitely seem to hold…"
Nov 19, 2015
Adam Downing replied to Adam Downing's discussion The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"
"It's not that thick in most places.  To reduce the thickness, the operator piled (and we burned) some of the material.  I'm not a grass guy but I can't imagine anything establishing ontop of mulch doing well.  Too much…"
Nov 18, 2015
Eli Roberts replied to Adam Downing's discussion The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"
"Is the 3-4" of mulch compacted or still fluffy? Do you think it would be possible to establish orchardgrass on top of that mulch if it were trampled in (or bale grazed, perhaps)? It'd be great to test the fertility of the two understory…"
Nov 18, 2015
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Adam Downing's discussion The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"
"Adam, Do you and John have a sense for the difference in cost/acre between the two understory treatments? (pushing with the skidder blade, and "mulching")  You may have posted pictures on this in the past, but was the mulching done…"
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The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"

Our paper:  "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"Available here: www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/shenandoah-valley/research/field-day/documentation/2015FDP.pdfIt's the first paper in the proceedings.See More
Aug 19, 2015
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"Presented our small Silvopasture Demontration as part of the McCormick Farm/Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Extension Center (SVAREC) on Augus"
Aug 19, 2015
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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…"
Oct 21, 2014
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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, 2014
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SVAREC Groundhog

"Our first "harvest" from the Silvopasture!"
Oct 17, 2014
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"The logging slash was piled and burned following the Silvopasture thinning."
Oct 17, 2014
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"Old house removal and brush pile in the background burning"
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Virginia
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Madison
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Extension Agent, Forestry

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New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html

-Adam

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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

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

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