"Brett, I am curious about details on the downside to all other species than thornless HL, especially for black locust. I am in the beginning stages of planning some tree planting for our "wide and open" pastures that I want to…"
"Thomas, I'd not waste your time with that--they are very distant members of the same plant family (partly why HL doesn't fix much N and BLocust does), and from what I know about grafting trees, you need to use similar or same-species to…"
"Oh, yeah and regarding other mast/concentrate trees, never forget about mulberries! Berries have a lot of protein in them, fall steadily over the course of a month, and the leaves make great browse, at least for sheep. Also, American…"
"Brett, you are right to be concerned about the prolificacy of HL. It is important to keep in mind that seedlings from fruit of thornless varieties does not necessarily come out thornless. It does seem to be a fairly dominant trait,…"
"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…"
"I'm seriously interested in establishing grafted, thornless female honeylocust cultivars into some pastures I have begun working with. There was a good but brief article in the Permaculture Activist a while back and the info I gathered…"
Silvopastures have a higher-than-average efficiency amongst agroforestry system thanks to the added benefits of livestock converting plant biomass in to valuable products like meat, milk, fiber. …Continue
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