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Hackerson - Huntington, MA silvopasture update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Manning Mar 16, 2016. 5 Replies

Some of you may recall that last year we started a silvopasture project at Ross's Gray Dog Farm in Huntington.  It was being done utilizing a mechanized - valmet cut to length harvester & valmet…Continue

Petersham, MA silvopasture harvest

Started Aug 3, 2014 0 Replies

The last post were recent photos of a silvopasture harvest in Petersham, MA.  The harvest is being carried out as a whole tree harvest with the tops and softwood pulp being chipped and sent to a…Continue

Silvopasture project in Huntington, MA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smallidge May 19, 2014. 3 Replies

For those of you who were at the Silvopasture Conference in Latham in January you may remember that Ross Hackerson and I talked about a planned silvopasture project at his farm in Huntington, MA and…Continue

Sustainable livestock production

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Cambridge University came out with a report on Sustainable Livestock Production.  It can be found here: …Continue

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Jeff Jourdain replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"Joe- What do you mean by a 'mess'?   When was the last time it was cut?  Did the forester recommend giving it 5 years for a harvest or to start converting to a silvopasture? Jeff"
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Walnuts and climate change

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 5:49pm 1 Comment

This is from Purdue University regarding walnuts and climate change.  Walnut aren't a major forest component here in Western Mass but this may be more of a concern for those of you in NY and PA.

 

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/111128JacobsWalnut.html

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At 5:20pm on November 17, 2014, Jakob Berger said…

Hi Jeff,

Say, was wondering if you had any leads on forestry jobs. I'm good on equipment and I'm willing to start at the bottom.

Thanks.

Jakob Berger

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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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