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The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 19, 2015. 4 Replies

Our paper:  "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"Available here:…Continue

Following Thinning- Assessing damage to Silvopasture Trees

Started Oct 17, 2014 0 Replies

Dear Silvopasture Sleuths,One of our little SP demo/trial/research here continues to move forward.  We have had the degraded hardwood stand thinned, understory regen/regrowth controlled and seeding…Continue

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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...
Jun 16

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Virginia
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Madison
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Extension Agent, Forestry

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New Silvopasture Publication for Mid-Atlantic

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Announcing #1 of 3 Silvopasture publications from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/CSES/CSES-146/CSES-146.html

-Adam

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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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