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Creating silvopasture from EAB infested woodland

Posted by Joanne Vaughn on September 16, 2020 at 7:55pm 0 Comments

(1) PROBLEMS WE WERE SOLVING WITH THIS PROJECT

In 2013 our family acquired a 23 acre property that was the first site where EAB was detected in Monroe County. From what we have learned, in an attempt to control the EAB the Ash were all cut, and apparently so were the accessible Oaks and Black…

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Tree Fodder Silage Experiment Video and Invitation for Comments

Posted by Jonathan Bates on August 31, 2020 at 1:27pm 2 Comments

Hey Folks. I wanted to share this video I made of an experiment ensiling tree and shrub species in a five gallon bucket. I was inspired by a Mexican Agave silage project, where they ensiled Agave leaves in five gallon buckets for a nutritious climate fighting solution using livestock and climate appropriate food producing polyculture systems. I foresee a time where it will be more expensive to use a tractor to make round bales, and silage for winter feed. I also foresee a time when more and…

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Tree And Herb Silvopasture Forage Trial Establishment Round Bale Nursery

Posted by Jonathan Bates on December 17, 2019 at 9:47pm 0 Comments

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage estabishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLBYGhssiIE

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Silvopasture Systems in New York and Their Contributions to Capturing Carbon (webinar)

Silvopasture (integrating trees, livestock, and forage) is gaining traction across the Northeast as a synergistic production system that can benefit land, li...
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Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Silvopasture for Chickens (aka., SilvoPoultry)

Chickens are jungle fowl and prey animals. As such, they prefer cover to hide in. Silvopasture can not only provide cover, but forage for chickens and improv...
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"Forester and loggers made a plan and executed the thinning of a 5 acre area in January 2021. I seeded after the snow melt."
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"What are you hoping to learn?"
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Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?
"Thank you for your response. We are asking the question how much light is actually hitting the pasture forage beneath our tree canopy. We would like to know how much tree cover affects our pasture growth.  After thinning  trees will grow…"
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"We are planning to have Senator Durbin on the farm in the next couple of months, what should we tell him about silvopasture policies? Wes Jarrell, Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, Champaign, IL"
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How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jun 11. 3 Replies

What is a good simple way to estimate the average amount of sunlight hitting the pasture part of the silvopasture over an area of say 10 acres? The goal is to determine if further thinning may be…Continue

Tell NY State Legislature and U.S. Congress what you think about soil health practices and legislation

Started by Nancy Jacobson. Last reply by Wesley Jarrell Jun 11. 1 Reply

Hi All,I work with a nonpartisan organization to lobby for more support for silvopasture and other soil-health practices at both the state and national level. A number of bills and programs have been…Continue

Agroforestry and its Challenges Investigation

Started by Anna Thompson Mar 24. 0 Replies

Hi All,         I am a master’s student at the University of Copenhagen in Agricultural Development.  For my thesis, I am investigating challenges and barriers to the implementation of and transition…Continue

2021 Oxford Real Farming Conference - The Value of Trees in a Hotter Climate

Started by Brett Chedzoy Feb 23. 0 Replies

recording from our session this past January at the ORFC.  We already know silvopastures are awesome, but some great food for thought from the other presenters:…Continue

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