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Darren Bender-Beauregard replied to CJ Sloane's discussion Forage/Fodder from trees
"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…"
Sep 4, 2012
Darren Bender-Beauregard replied to CJ Sloane's discussion Forage/Fodder from trees
"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…"
Sep 4, 2012
Darren Bender-Beauregard replied to CJ Sloane's discussion Forage/Fodder from trees
"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…"
Mar 1, 2012
Darren Bender-Beauregard replied to CJ Sloane's discussion Forage/Fodder from trees
"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,…"
Mar 1, 2012
Darren Bender-Beauregard left a comment for Brett Chedzoy
"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…"
Feb 29, 2012
Darren Bender-Beauregard replied to CJ Sloane's discussion Forage/Fodder from trees
"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…"
Feb 29, 2012
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GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 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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