Peter Smallidge's Blog – November 2011 Archive (3)

Silvopasture Conference in the News

One of the NE Silvopasture Conference attendees has provided a nice description of the conference, but even more so, the concepts of silvopasture. The key points offered in that blog recognize that silvopasture is more than just releasing livestock into the woods, but rather is a deliberate and intensive process that provides benefits to trees, livestock, farmers and the…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on November 17, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Creating a silvopasture by adding trees to the pasture

An interesting story about a livestock farmer who is adding trees to the pasture.  He has focused on creating swales and establishing fruit trees.  The farm is based in Bloomington, IN.  The story (see the link) has some nice photos and diagrams of the design. 

The author mentions films by Geoff Lawton, but I have not seen these. 

Added by Peter Smallidge on November 10, 2011 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Controlling buckthorn with hogs

I found this story about an application of silvopasture to both use the pasture of the woods, but to do so and deliberately control undesired vegetation....the plant we love to hate Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn).  This farmer is aware of the concerns of silvopasture, potential for compaction and damage to residual trees, but also alert to the value that it brings. The…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on November 10, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn on Saturday. 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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