Karl Hallen
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Karl Hallen replied to Ben Hartwell 's discussion Black Locust Seed
"I believe Ernst Conservation Seeds, Meadville, PA has or can get you Black Locust seeds."
Feb 7, 2015
Karl Hallen replied to Terry Howell's discussion Central New York
"Welcome Terry, I am also a neighbor of sorts, just over (or rather on top of) the hill in DeRuyter. As a farm and forestry consultant, I  can also offer a perspective on what may or may not work in your situation. I never charge for an initial…"
Mar 26, 2014
Karl Hallen replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Living Barns
"My experience with "living barns" on my dairy farm over 20+ years found that it was most effective to utilize a sacrifice pasture next to the evergreen "paddock" for the winter bedding area. The evergreens provided a windbreak…"
Jan 11, 2014
Karl Hallen replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Interfering Vegetation Control in Thinned Woodlots and Silvopastures
"From what I have been seeing in Central NY/ Southern Tier, we need to change from a reactive to proactive management style. We need to plan for and manage for regeneration today rather than down the road. The invasive seed inventory (spore stock w/…"
Dec 21, 2013
Karl Hallen left a comment for Glen Cauffman
"Hi, Incorporating a few strips or small paddocks with mixtures of Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Plantain (Plantago major), and the herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) has shown some very promising results for anthelmintic use.  While I can't cite…"
Mar 5, 2013
Karl Hallen replied to Maryanne Reynolds's discussion Will NRCS adopt a Silvopasture Standard in Massachusetts?
"This type of comment is  based largely on the lack of understanding of what silvopasture is.  The NRCS is (should be ) well informed with the theory and application of managed intensive grazing. Silvopasture is absolutely the same thing.…"
Jun 19, 2012
Karl Hallen replied to Maryanne Reynolds's discussion Getting started
"As the canopy is opened and the understory flush of growth develops, goats are an excellent mob mowing machine. I use the portable netting and size paddocks for 2-3 days access at most to reduce chance of damaging desirable trees.  Any younger…"
Mar 20, 2012
Karl Hallen replied to Maryanne Reynolds's discussion Getting started
"I want to add one quick thought about the transition to silvopasture. Use caution. The temptation to develop and manage the pasture too intensely could be detrimental to the trees. Most trees in the Northeast prefer an acidic soil and have developed…"
Mar 19, 2012
Karl Hallen commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Suitable Species
"I'd like to add one thought on the use of a dense hemlock grove as a "living barn". From my own experience with a Holstein dairy. The cows did just fine in a sacrifice pasture downwind of the evergreen grove. Only allow access into…"
Mar 17, 2012
Karl Hallen is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 21, 2011

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Northeast USA
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reside in Madison county,NY
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
farm and forestry consultant

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Agroforestry and Agrivoltaics

Started by Brett Chedzoy Sep 5. 0 Replies

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

Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent,…Continue

The forum turns 300!

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 4. 0 Replies

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

Getting started with silvopasture

Started by Kellan Cook. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jun 24. 3 Replies

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


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