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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 9, 2019. 2 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

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Nan Grambo commented on Joanne Vaughn's photo

Donks provide guard services for sheep.

"I had a single donkey to guard sheep & goats at one time. I still had a lot of canine attacks (neighbor dogs, feral dogs, coyote) that the donkey didn't prevent. Maybe the problem was that I only had one donkey. One day, I saw that donkey…"
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Joe Connelly commented on Joanne Vaughn's photo

Donks provide guard services for sheep.

"Have you ever had your small ruminants fenced with something less predator proof than electric netting with your donkeys around? I am already committed to training dogs, but an herbivorous guard animal sounds great. I have a neighbor who has had…"
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Joanne Vaughn replied to Jesse Matt's discussion [Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan
"Hi, we are doing a similar project. Our experience is that the multiflora rose is going to be persistant. I hve not read that cattle are interested in grazing MFR. Our sheep and donkeys eat the leaves and tender stems. I have read MFR seed persists…"
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Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?
"It looks like an oak gall is the problem here. Sources indicate that removal of affected branches may help save the tree. Luckily the tree is dormant now so removing and burning the infected material is the first and second step. spraying with…"
Nov 9, 2019
Brett Chedzoy replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?
"Hard to tell from the picture, but they look like oak galls, not acorns.  Do an internet search for "oak twig and stem galls" and you'll find plenty of information to see if that's in fact what the issue is.  "
Nov 8, 2019
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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like this. Apparently development was arrested. Can anyone help me identify this process so I can decide what to do about this oak? See More
Nov 2, 2019
Joanne Vaughn replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine
"Hi Brett, I am reading "Managing vegetation in silvopastures". You say "we try to maintain a grazing density of at least 100,000 lbs per acre on the open pastures with our cow-calf herd to balance the considerations of time vs…"
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Manage intensively rotated acreage for forage and trees
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We are rehabilitating 24 acres to be optimized for intensive grazing for sheep.

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[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jan 11. 7 Replies

Hello All,New to silvopasture practice.  I am a forestry and Global Resource Systems student from Iowa State University.  Agroforestry has really stolen my heart, and I've been trying learn as much…Continue

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