Brett Chedzoy's Blog – February 2012 Archive (2)

Suitable Species

I was recently asked the following questions regarding animal and tree species for silvopastures: 

"... is silvopasture just suitable to beef breeds? Or would dairy and dual purpose breeds be equally suited to Silvopasture?  I was also wondering about tree species composition. Obviously allelopathic species like Black Walnut are not conducive to growing good forage, but could you use a super dense Hemlock grove for a living barn (relying on hay for feed…

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Added by Brett Chedzoy on February 6, 2012 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Silvopastures on marginal sites

A friend recently inquired if it would be possible to convert her low site-index oak/white pine woods into silvopatures to expand the grazeable acreage on her cattle farm.  Most any site can be managed to grow forages and browse for livestock grazing, but not every site can grow enough food to make the investment worthwhile.  Another consideration is the senstivitiy of the site, particularly in the case of steep slopes or poorly drained…

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Added by Brett Chedzoy on February 6, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 9. 2 Replies

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

Tags: acorns, blight, fungus, oak

Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Oct 29. 3 Replies

The attached articles (hopefully in chronological order) were published over the past ~ year in Graze magazine (www.grazeonline.com).  Happy reading!  …Continue

New member is a spammer

Started by Earl Lee. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Oct 15. 1 Reply

James Pollard sent spam msg to all members he could. Other groups have been hit by him in past.example below I have…Continue

[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Travis Meier Oct 14. 5 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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