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protecting young trees during fly season

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As we get ready to move our 5 bulls from the "bull pen" pastures this weekend off to their respective breeding groups and other parts of the farm, I'm reminded that we're currently at the height of…Continue

Silvopasture overview on permaculture website

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Jim Medeiros replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion protecting young trees during fly season
"Brett, I am pretty sure in the northern hemisphere the trees would have been bent in the opposite direction. "
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protecting young trees during fly season

As we get ready to move our 5 bulls from the "bull pen" pastures this weekend off to their respective breeding groups and other parts of the farm, I'm reminded that we're currently at the height of fly season and bulls appreciate the opportunity to use young trees for scratching posts.  Just because the cows may not cause excessive harm to young, desirable trees doesn't mean that bulls won't.  Case in point in the picture below from our ranch in Argentina.  These pines were ~ 5 years old and…See More
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Grasstravaganza 2014 at Morrisville State College

July 17, 2014 to July 19, 2014
The Don’t-Miss event of the year for all livestock owners and grazing dairies!  This conference will feature three national experts in grazing and soil health: Ray Archuleta, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) “Soil Guy” from North Carolina, who travels the country promoting soil health; Jerry Brunetti, founder of Agri-Dynamics, a company that provides holistic animal remedies for farm, livestock, and pets; and Jim Gerrish, former University of Missouri researcher, writer, who is…See More
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Workshop Materials from the Silvopasture Field Day - McVeytown, PA - June 7th 2013

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.  -- BrettSilvopasturing.pdf…See More
Jun 25
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"Adam - apparently only the "blog" option allows the option to attach files (didn't realize that until now).  I'm currently marking an extensive low-grade thinning in ~75 acres of our own woods that will hopefully happen…"
Jun 21
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Silvopasture overview on permaculture website

Peter came across the following permaculture site: http://transterraform.com/permaculture-strategies-silvopasture/ Authors do a nice job of pulling together key points from various sourcesSee More
Jun 16
Jim Medeiros replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Brett,  Can you please direct me to how I can watch the webinar as I was not able to attend it today. Thanks Jim"
Jun 4
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"The recommended treatment is a "hot water soak": Put seed in container, fill with hot tap water, and let stand ~ 24 hours (overnight is usually sufficient.  If that doesn't work, there are additional suggestions at:…"
Jun 4
CJ Sloane replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Nice webinar today Brett. I've been planting Black and Honey Locust this spring & I'm have much greater success with HL. I'm treating with hot water (about 190°) and planting the seeds that swell. Some are going in the ground…"
Jun 4
Brett Chedzoy replied to CJ Sloane's discussion Browse block/ Tree ID
"I don't think chipping even the small stuff would pencil out in any way, shape or form.  Might make things look prettier, but wouldn't accomplish much in terms of improving the silvopastures.  Picture below of a current thinning…"
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May 28
Brett Chedzoy replied to CJ Sloane's discussion Browse block/ Tree ID
"looks like two plants in the picture. The conifer seedling appears to be a larch. Tree fodder can certainly be a good quality and opportune feed for most livestock.  I came across this article on how trees are used to feed animals in…"
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Brett Chedzoy replied to Jeff Jourdain's discussion Silvopasture project in Huntington, MA
"Ross is going to need more animals to keep on top of all that fresh ground!  Great pics - thanks!"
May 14

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extension educator and silvopastoralist

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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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Reducing forest density for acceptable forage growth

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

During the "silvopasture day course" trainings last August, we expressed the need to reduce forest stand stocking levels to about 60 sq. ft./acre of basal area (approximately 50% relative density, depending on the stand type) in order to achieve "good" forage productivity of the more shade tolerant cool season grasses.  For more information on this, refer to the .pdf file attachment titled "Creating Quality Silvopastures" from the August blog post on the day courses - or read the section on…

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Agroforestry Field Day at the Big Flats Plant Materials Center

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

60 people attended "Working Trees in Agricultural Landscapes: An Introduction to Agroforestry" on November 16th at the USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center in Big Flats, NY (and 120 people attended the 3rd annual Cover Crops Field Day at the PMC on the prior day!)  This inaugural agroforestry event at the PMC featured NRCS soil health advocate Ray Archuleta.  Some of Ray's key messages throughout the two days were: "Farm in the image of Nature"; "Feed the soil"; and "Nature hates monocultures". …

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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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protecting young trees during fly season

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Jim Medeiros Aug 3. 1 Reply

As we get ready to move our 5 bulls from the "bull pen" pastures this weekend off to their respective breeding groups and other parts of the farm, I'm reminded that we're currently at the height of…Continue

Petersham, MA silvopasture harvest

Started by Jeff Jourdain Aug 3. 0 Replies

The last post were recent photos of a silvopasture harvest in Petersham, MA.  The harvest is being carried out as a whole tree harvest with the tops and softwood pulp being chipped and sent to a…Continue

Silvopasture overview on permaculture website

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jun 16. 0 Replies

Peter came across the following permaculture site:…Continue

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