"G'day Brett (and others):Thank you for hosting this excellent discussion! Can you recommend where I might source superior planting materials for establishing a silvopasture? Do you know of any seed sources from improved cultivars,…"
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
I'm a farmer/ grazier
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
I'm a new farmer, with a focus on managed grazing of ruminants and pigs on pasture. I'm interested in stacking trees over productive pastures to diversify farm productivity. I'm interested in black locust silvopasture (for fenceposts, mostly), but also creating a forage/mast/fodder paradise for pigs and extensive poultry (honey locust, antonovka apple, hybrid chestnut, etc.) Will careful selection of genetics, I think silvopasture can help reduce significantly my costs to produce and finish animals. It's a long term project, but I'm starting now by securing seed and other planting materials. Thrilled to find this group!
No comments yet!
You need to be a member of silvopasture to add comments!
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
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
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