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Silvopasture Article Series on On Pasture Magazine

Started Aug 19 0 Replies

Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to additional articles on silvopasturing... …Continue

Silvopasture story from Agri-Pulse.com

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Maixner Jun 18. 1 Reply

a variety of perspectives on silvopasturing from some other corners of the country in the June 17th edition of www.agri-pulse.comSilvopasture may prove a handy…Continue

Forests are a "Key Feature" of Food Security

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 8. 1 Reply

In today's news...LONDON — Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global   food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a   report suggests. The study says that…Continue

Tax Abatement Benefits For Land Under Silvopasture Management

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Jourdain Mar 24. 1 Reply

New York has gradually updated its property tax abatement program for agricultural land ("Ag Assessment") to include agroforestry practices like maple production - and more recently, silvopasturing. …Continue

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Ricardo Zachrisson C. commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Free Woodlot Management Workshop
"Will send you some pictures to your e-mail. Don´t know how to send them here. Selected a 2 bull and 46 cos group to test the increase animals/area in the canopy. Will let you know results around October 24th.  Our working conditions…"
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
"a new story related to this topic: RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Twelve goats from New York are hard at work helping Fanwood with one of its biggest nuisances: invasive plants. Plants including poison ivy and Japanese knotwood have become a problem at the…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Free Woodlot Management Workshop
"We're currently seeding some winter wheat into recently logged areas where there was a heavy multiflora rose understory that was crushed up pretty well.  I plan to feed a lot of round bales on top of the rose this winter if the ground…"
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Ricardo Zachrisson C. commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Free Woodlot Management Workshop
"Brett, Yes, you are correct. I think that seeding with Mombasa pasture instead of the stuff naturally growing under the canopy might help me increase density and reduce management costs in handling noxious brush or weeds and will also help me reduce…"
Aug 24
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Free Woodlot Management Workshop
"Ricardo, If I understand your question correctly, you're wondering if it would make sense to "improve" the stuff growing in your silvopasture areas through seeding and other methods?  Even if the plants growing under a…"
Aug 24
Ricardo Zachrisson C. commented on Brett Chedzoy's event Free Woodlot Management Workshop
"Is it advisable and recomended to change natural pastures on our silvopastururing project for higher protein pastures as we thin out the forest and more sun light permits it ?  "
Aug 21
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…"
Aug 20
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post What We Can Learn From Silvopasturing in Other Corners of the World
"What's more beautiful than a tree-covered landscape?  Answer: a tree-covered landscape with livestock!  Some pictures from the recent trip... hey, not bad for an amateur photographer trying to keep one eye on the road and one…"
Aug 19
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms
"Some pictures and captions below that were submitted with the article.                        Counting Rings – Loggers study the growth rings of a red oak that was harvested to give…"
Aug 19
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

Free Woodlot Management Workshop at Angus Glen Farms

September 12, 2015 from 9:30am to 12pm
Please join us for this free event to learn about making a family forest better for the next generation!  The walk will highlight: recent logging to promote tree health and regeneration; invasive plant control; integrated timber and livestock production (silvopasturing); wildlife habitat enhancements; and strategies for dealing with forest pests.  Foresters and loggers will be present to share their insights, as well as Cornel Master Forest Owner Volunteers who can be consulted individually for…See More
Aug 19
Edward Maixner replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Silvopasture story from Agri-Pulse.com
"Thanks for posting this, Brett.  The sidebar on help with silvopasture plopped into the text, so you might want to cut out the section starting with --  Need help with silvopasture?  -- and past it down at the bottom?  Ed…"
Jun 18
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Silvopasture story from Agri-Pulse.com

a variety of perspectives on silvopasturing from some other corners of the country in the June 17th edition of www.agri-pulse.comSilvopasture may prove a handy way to expand grazing areasInstead of farmers or ranchers just turning their livestock into a woodland to graze, experts say they should consider an alternative that’s better for the forest, the soil, their livestock’s nutrition, and their pocketbook: . silvopastureFarmers and ranchers are no…See More
Jun 18
Brett Chedzoy replied to Maryanne Reynolds's discussion Brontosaurus -- Clearing strip for installation of fence
"Maryanne, The Brontosaurus should have a grinder head much like the FECON and will probably leave the ground cleaner and more passable with rubber-tired equipment.  The excavator with the Brontosaurus head should be more agile in areas with…"
May 29
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Forests are a "Key Feature" of Food Security
"Another good article on this topic from the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's newsletter: http://files.ctctcdn.com/476b376b201/78478f68-899f-45dd-a67e-62a6bf92c9df.pdf  I often feel like it's hard enough just…"
May 8

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Schuyler
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extension educator and silvopastoralist

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What We Can Learn From Silvopasturing in Other Corners of the World

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 2:40pm 1 Comment

This forum unintentionally drew an initial concentration of members from the northeastern US, though many folks have since joined from other parts of the country and globe (welcome!).  Silvopasturing practices certainly need to be customized to the local area and situation, but the principals remain largely the same no matter where working trees and livestock are raised together in a sustainable manner. 

In hopes of broadening discussions, participation and what we can learn from…

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Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

I've had the best of intentions to be more active on this forum this summer to share my thoughts and experiences with a recent "low grade" timber harvest at our farm to promote silvopasture development.  The harvest wrapped-up a few weeks ago, and I just returned from quick trip to Argentina.  With that behind me, it's time to get some pictures and storied up about the project.  But first, as a bit of background, I've pasted below an article that I was asked to write for the current edition…

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Silvopasturing at the Stone Barns Center

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Peter and I recently had the opportunity to present a day-long workshop on silvopasturing at the Stone Barns Center in the lower Hudson Valley.  The Stone Barns Center (www.stonebarnscenter.org) is located on the former Rockefeller dairy farm, and today serves as a showcase of "sustainable food systems". …

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Workshop Materials from the Silvopasture Field Day - McVeytown, PA - June 7th 2013

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

Thank you to the 40+ who were able to attend the workshop last Friday in McVeytown.   The handouts used for the workshop are attached below as .pdf files.  -- Brett

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At 10:12pm on February 29, 2012, Darren Bender-Beauregard said…

Brett, I just found this site from your producer profile in the latest SGF.  I am very interested in any details you'd care to share of your silvopasture use in a beef operation.  I am just starting a grassfed beef operation on 250 acres and just got my started herd.  They are linebred, old-type black angus, largely Octoraro and Wye, but some others in the background too.  Got them from a guy named Larry Sansom in KY.  I'm also curious how you like your Octoraro and Wye angus stock--seemed like a good way to go but it's always good to hear someone else's experiences!

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

-Darren

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Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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 this yesterday...At the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference,…Continue

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

Started by Adam Downing. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Aug 20. 1 Reply

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

Silvopasture Article Series on On Pasture Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy Aug 19. 0 Replies

Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to additional articles on silvopasturing... …Continue

Balancing Biodiversity Conservation with Multiple Uses

Started by Carl DuPoldt Jun 22. 0 Replies

Balancing Biodiversity Conservation with Multiple Uses Agroecosystems (agricultural ecosystems) can be mosaics of pasture, cropland, woodland, and wetlands, and this patchiness may benefit some…Continue

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