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Scott O'Bar commented on Adam Downing's video
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Silvo-Poultry Research Update

"Are there better lines of cornish cross for a silvopasture context?"
May 14
Scott O'Bar replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Biochar by-products from silvopasture thinnings
"Are those containers actually starving the material of oxygen during the burn? I heard the proper char can no longer be burned unlike charcoal."
May 14
Scott O'Bar replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Biochar by-products from silvopasture thinnings
"I really like this idea. Sounds like a game changer."
May 14
Scott O'Bar replied to Mark E. Kunnemann's discussion Need input whether I should chip tree limbs vs burning
"I've always heard burning causes nutrients to be lost from the material. Also some carbon floats away in the form of ash/smoke. So my vote is for chipping. Exception would be if you could make bio-char, but that is labor-intensive."
May 14
Scott O'Bar replied to Susan Skalak's discussion Establishing Silvopasture in Horse Fields
"We're here in the tropics reforesting degraded cattle pasture on steep slopes. The degradation from erosion and the characteristic rainfall-related leaching of soils is somewhat on the extreme end of the spectrum here. Some things we have…"
May 14
Scott O'Bar commented on Scott O'Bar's video
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Pasture to Food Forest in 3 Years!

"Not Quite Ready for Grazing Animals. The specimen fruit trees need to be a little bit bigger."
Mar 6
Scott O'Bar posted a video

Pasture to Food Forest in 3 Years!

This is a video tour of our food forest project three years after we finished planting everything.Altitude: 950mAbout 6 degrees south of the Equator.Spacing ...
Mar 6
Scott O'Bar commented on Scott O'Bar's video
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The Most Successful Area of our Property

"Thank you. We want cattle to graze on the grass and herbaceous plants below the trees. The goal is to satisfy personal supply line needs and to also be profitable selling surplus fruits. When we started we did not give much thought to being…"
Feb 1
Dylan Heagy commented on Scott O'Bar's video
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The Most Successful Area of our Property

"This is awesome! Are you saying you want cattle to help with maintaining the trees? What is the primary goal of the project?"
Jan 31
Scott O'Bar commented on Scott O'Bar's video
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The Most Successful Area of our Property

"Brett Chedzoy suggested I post this video on here. We're working on reforesting 10 hectares of cattle pasture in the upper Amazon. We planted the site with 11,000 trees almost three years ago. Totally self-funded. Now we're looking at…"
Dec 9, 2022
Scott O'Bar posted a video

The Most Successful Area of our Property

A before & after look at the most successful area of the property.Altitude: 950mAbout 6 degrees south of the Equator.Spacing of saplings: 3.2m (triangular fo...
Dec 9, 2022
Scott O'Bar is now a member of silvopasture
Nov 28, 2022

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State where you live or work?
San Martin
County where you live or work?
Peru
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
owner/producer
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'm planning to mantain our 10 hectare reforestation project with ruminant animals.

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Pasture-in-the-woods forestry consulting in PA

Started by Robbie Coville on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Are there any consultants here who advise and plan forestry thinning for silvopasture in PA? Or can you point me in the direction of anyone who provides those services in PA? Thank you!Continue

Need input whether I should chip tree limbs vs burning

Started by Mark E. Kunnemann. Last reply by Mark E. Kunnemann May 15. 6 Replies

I live in south central Texas on 21 very wooded acres. I have a plan to thin the trees to open up the canopy for allowing grasses to grow. I have 31 large piles of brush which I had planned to burn,…Continue

Biochar by-products from silvopasture thinnings

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Scott O'Bar May 14. 4 Replies

In 2020, a local grazier friend did an intensive thinning on 70 acres of mature woods to create silvopasture.  Learning from other's past mistakes (including mine) of leaving too much logging debris…Continue

Establishing Silvopasture in Horse Fields

Started by Susan Skalak. Last reply by Scott O'Bar May 14. 3 Replies

Hi,I am in Central Virginia and interested in establishing silvopasture in prior cattle/horse fields with no trees or cover.  I am rotationally grazing goats/sheep and horses.  Anyone in mid-Atlantic…Continue

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