February 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Suitable Species

I was recently asked the following questions regarding animal and tree species for silvopastures: 

"... is silvopasture just suitable to beef breeds? Or would dairy and dual purpose breeds be equally suited to Silvopasture?  I was also wondering about tree species composition. Obviously allelopathic species like Black Walnut are not conducive to growing good forage, but could you use a super dense Hemlock grove for a living barn (relying on hay for feed…

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Added by Brett Chedzoy on February 6, 2012 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Silvopastures on marginal sites

A friend recently inquired if it would be possible to convert her low site-index oak/white pine woods into silvopatures to expand the grazeable acreage on her cattle farm.  Most any site can be managed to grow forages and browse for livestock grazing, but not every site can grow enough food to make the investment worthwhile.  Another consideration is the senstivitiy of the site, particularly in the case of steep slopes or poorly drained…

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Added by Brett Chedzoy on February 6, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

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Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?

Started by Ben Hirsh. Last reply by Emilie Tweardy Oct 31. 1 Reply

I recently purchased 500 acres in the southwest corner of North Carolina. The property contains around 30 acres of developed pastures. There are another 100 acres of forest that was selectively…Continue

Recap: Trees for shade, fodder, and carbon webinar (Virginia Tech, WMLand Solutions, and Working Trees)

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Hi all -- glad to be a part of the group! At Working Trees we get producers paid for the carbon stored in silvopasture…Continue

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Appalachian Sustainable Development is searching for a part-time, regionally remote Agroforester to join our team! This new position will be responsible for providing technical and financial…Continue

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