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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

Best ways to add trees to pasture

Posted by Austin Unruh on February 5, 2019 at 1:15pm 1 Comment

Hello folks!

I'm looking for the best ways to get trees into active pastures, while having livestock grazing. I haven't yet found an option that is cheap, effective, and low-maintenance enough to really qualify for large-scale plantings. 

I'm also interested in what folks have tried, and what has worked/not worked. 

Here are the current best options I see:

Fool-proof but expensive:…

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looking for help extreme northwest ohio

Posted by jeff eby on December 10, 2018 at 9:41am 6 Comments

hi i am new here and looking for advice. i live in extreme northwest ohio and am in my 50's. my goal is to get my 3 angus breeders 1 bull and 6 calves part of my farm to be as self sufficient and low maint. as possible for my retirement.

i am currently putting in high tension perimeter fence utilizing honey locust post cut from my woods. i have 3 -1.5 acre front open pastures with permanent water and am working on fencing and thinning an additional 10 + acres of woods. the wooded…

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Searching for tree seeds

Hey y'all,I'm in search of tree seeds - fruits, nuts, fodder, N fixers, etc. Do you have favorite seed/nut sources or cultivars? I'm looking for production and vigor. Disease resistance will reveal itself over time (I buy into Mark Shepard's approach to selection). My zone is 7b, but I expect it will feel more like zone 9 by 2050, and hope for species that can live in zones 5-9. Yay weather volatility!See More
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"I'm a fan of felled trees on topographical contour (let 'em rot/compost in place as they catch rain/soil during storms) and not spending the time/money on chipping. Too many tree and power line companies around me deliver chips for free.…"
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[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jan 11. 7 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

Searching for tree seeds

Started by Benjamin Harris Jan 11. 0 Replies

Hey y'all,I'm in search of tree seeds - fruits, nuts, fodder, N fixers, etc. Do you have favorite seed/nut sources or cultivars? I'm looking for production and vigor. Disease resistance will reveal…Continue

Anyone else seeding forages into pasture round bale leftovers

Started by Jonathan Bates Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

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

Wooded Pasture & Forestry NE History

Started by Elliot Baratz Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Hello, I am looking to learn more about the relationship between New England foresters and wooded pasture owners during the 20th century. In my research, I found mentions here and there about ill…Continue

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