Here are two interesting journal articles about silvopasture in the hardwood regions of the United States-
Hardwood silvopasture in North America by H.E. Garrett, M.S. Kerley, K.P. Ladyman, W.D. Walter, L.D. Godsey, J.W. Van Sambeek and D.K. Brauer
The University of Missouri completed research to try to minimize the gap in silvopasture management of hardwoods in the US. This article discusses the short-term positive effects of grazing trials, and how long-term trails are needed to fully quantify the interactions between cattle, forage and hardwood trees.
Conversion of deciduous forest to silvopasture produces soil properties indicative of rapid transition to improved pasture by Thomas E. Staley, Javier M. Gonzalez and James P. S. Neel
This article is a scientific report of improved soil quality after the conversion of a deciduous forest ecosystem to a silvopasture by tree thinning, fertilization and sheep incorporation.
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