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Matthew Fagan commented on Bing Cheah's event Restoration Agriculture Workshop w Mark Shepard in Bethel, NY May 20-22
"Thank you for sharing the event, Bing!"
Apr 21
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Restoration Agriculture Workshop w Mark Shepard in Bethel, NY May 20-22 at Bethel, NY

May 20, 2022 at 12pm to May 22, 2022 at 5pm
Wanted to spread the word about a 3-day Restoration Agriculture workshop led by Mark Shepard, that we're hosting on our land in Bethel, NY. May 20-22.Full details and link to register here!…See More
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Peter Allemang commented on Matthew Fagan's blog post Apple trees that go well with cattle?
"My trees are mature and semi-feral, so they're standards. No issues with damage. The lambs often liked to eat various apple leaves. I'll be keeping them out of some newly planted seedlings for... some years. "
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Peter Allemang commented on Matthew Fagan's blog post Apple trees that go well with cattle?
"That's a great research topic. I'd pay to see results. "
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Apple trees that go well with cattle?

Hello,I'm a student in Mizzou's agroforestry program and I'm intending to write a paper on apple (Malus spp.) varieties and cultivars that might work well for establishing in multi-tree species silvopastures. There seems to be more research and discussion about sheep grazing among apple trees than there is for cattle, yet I know grazing cattle under apples is common in parts of central Asia (e.g. Kyrgyzstan) and Europe (e.g. Poland). Ideally, I'm looking for something that could be planted in…See More
Feb 21
Matthew Fagan liked Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
Apr 12, 2020
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Pennsylvania
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Lancaster
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
apprentice/dairy farm worker
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
I believe silvopasture is and will inccreasingly become a more important tool for human kind to both provide for human need while working with and respecting nature. Seems like there's a lot of work, learning, and sharing to do so let's do it!

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Apple trees that go well with cattle?

Posted on February 19, 2022 at 3:02pm 3 Comments

Hello,

I'm a student in Mizzou's agroforestry program and I'm intending to write a paper on apple (Malus spp.) varieties and cultivars that might work well for establishing in multi-tree species silvopastures. There seems to be more research and discussion about sheep grazing among apple trees than there is for cattle, yet I know grazing cattle under apples is common in parts of central Asia (e.g. Kyrgyzstan) and Europe (e.g. Poland). Ideally, I'm looking for something that could be…

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Silvopasturing in Ireland

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An nice example of how silvopasturing makes sense just about anywhere that trees & forages can be grown together:…Continue

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