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"Anyone practicing silvopasture in the Connecticut River valley?"
Feb 4, 2020
Joe Connelly liked Jonathan Bates's blog post VIDEO: Agroforestry hightlighted at Cornell's NY Soil Health congratulations Steve Gabriel
Jan 17, 2020
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Donks provide guard services for sheep.

"Have you ever had your small ruminants fenced with something less predator proof than electric netting with your donkeys around? I am already committed to training dogs, but an herbivorous guard animal sounds great. I have a neighbor who has had…"
Jan 12, 2020
Joe Connelly commented on Joe Connelly's status
"Thanks for responding. I like that idea, and I'm leaving a lot of the slash to rot, and some mid size stuff, plus all the dead wood that was already there, but it's important to the land owner that he be able brush hog it if I leave and he…"
Jan 11, 2020
Ben Harris commented on Joe Connelly's status
"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.…"
Jan 9, 2020
Joe Connelly posted a status
"I have a some large poplars I want to take down in a recently abandoned I'm working on. Can they be useful? I am planning to compost them."
Jan 8, 2020
Joe Connelly is now a member of silvopasture
Jan 8, 2020

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State where you live or work?
Massachusetts
County where you live or work?
USA
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Grazier
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 raise livestock on rented land. Most farms in my area are mostly wooded. I recently thinned out the trees on a small field that had been abandoned for 20 years for a silvopasture experiment. If it goes well I am going to discuss a larger project I have been thinking about on a farm I manage that's owned by a forester.

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At 9:09am on April 16, 2020, James Pollard said…

Good Day,

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Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

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Off-grid low flow rate pumps

Started by Scott O'Bar. Last reply by Scott O'Bar Jun 1. 2 Replies

Anyone know of some 12v water pumps that can produce a small trickle of water through a very small diameter tube. Interested in putting cattle on my property, but the water situation is difficult.Continue

willow fodder block

Started by Emily Macdonald. Last reply by Emily Macdonald May 6. 2 Replies

Can anyone share experiences with willow fodder for sheep?  What cultivars did you use? Good sources for obtaining cuttings? What density did you plant?  How did it work out? Did the sheep like…Continue

Forages, Grasses, Legumes

Started by Travis Hermance Mar 18. 0 Replies

I am clearing my woodlots for silvopasture in the Mid-Hudson River Valley in New York State. Can anyone recommend a good mixture of grasses and legumes that are more shade tolerate for my new…Continue

Pasture in forest practitioners tend to have higher uptake of climate-smart forestry practices?

Started by Robbie Coville Mar 15. 0 Replies

Months ago I had read that woodland graziers tend to have higher acceptance of forest management activities: logging, thinning, mechanical interventions, prescribed burning, chemical treatments,…Continue

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