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Fence Monitoring

Started Jan 19, 2015 0 Replies

After looking at the map of Brett's fences this weekend, I wanted to share this video showing Gallagher's iSeries chargers.  I've been selling/using Gallagher on my own farm and on fence contracts…Continue

Black Locust Seed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Feb 11, 2015. 4 Replies

Where can I find a so called straight variety of Black Locust seed?Continue

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Brett Chedzoy replied to Ben Hartwell 's discussion Black Locust Seed
"from "improved" trees?"
Feb 11, 2015
Karl Hallen replied to Ben Hartwell 's discussion Black Locust Seed
"I believe Ernst Conservation Seeds, Meadville, PA has or can get you Black Locust seeds."
Feb 7, 2015
Buck Holsinger replied to Ben Hartwell 's discussion Black Locust Seed
"I am looking for a Black Locust Seed source also.  I am not as worried about the specific genetics (at least not yet) as I am testing another theory on establishment. I am hoping to establish silvopasture into several 10 acre pasture paddocks…"
Jan 29, 2015
Brett Chedzoy replied to Ben Hartwell 's discussion Black Locust Seed
"I'm not aware of any commercial sources.  Sheffield Seed Company lists their source as "China", but I doubt it comes from an improved seed orchard.  You could contact them to see if they know anything about the genetic…"
Jan 21, 2015
Ben Hartwell replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Natural Fences
"Yes, Multi Flora Rose was brought here in the 1900's for "living fences."I want to build a jack leg fence over a stone wall and then run electric on it."
Jan 19, 2015
Ben Hartwell replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?
"My criticism on GMO's is not the GMO's themselves but what the GMO's do, in most case that means an ever increasing use of Glyphosate.  I believe in certain uses of Glyphosate, but now we have created resistance and more crops in…"
Jan 19, 2015
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Fence Monitoring

After looking at the map of Brett's fences this weekend, I wanted to share this video showing Gallagher's iSeries chargers.  I've been selling/using Gallagher on my own farm and on fence contracts since the 90's.  The thing with the new i Series is the capability of zone monitoring.  If a tree comes down and shorts the fence, you can know what zone to look for the problem in.  You can also have it send you a text message when there is a problem.  …See More
Jan 19, 2015
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Black Locust Seed

Where can I find a so called straight variety of Black Locust seed?See More
Jan 18, 2015
Ben Hartwell is now a member of silvopasture
Jan 17, 2015

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State where you live or work?
Maine
County where you live or work?
Cumberland
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Cattle Farmer & Fence Contractor
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.
Increase pasture acreage and also maintain timber growth. Have been listening at VT pasture network conference.

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

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy on Thursday. 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

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started by Brett Chedzoy May 15. 0 Replies

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul…Continue

Open Position: Research Scientist in Silvopasture - UMCA

Started by Michael A Gold May 1. 0 Replies

The MU Agroforestry Center has an open position "Research Scientist - Silvopasture".   Seeking a Ph.D. w/a strong background in pasture-based grazing systems (livestock, esp. cattle) and forages.  If…Continue

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

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