October 2017 Blog Posts (2)

Bamboo Update

I just defoliated and weighed a piece of my bamboo patch. I got 33 lbs of fresh weight leaves and twigs (I took the parts I observed my cattle eating) off 100 sq ft. I'm not sure what % moisture it was, but if it is similar to the sample buried in the snow I sent last winter (44% DM) that makes for just over 3 tons/acre of forage DM in the leaves and twigs. I sent a sample to DairyOne for analysis today since the numbers swing by many pounds for every % difference. If there is merit I want…
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Added by Edmund Brown on October 12, 2017 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Bamboo Update

I just defoliated and weighed a piece of my bamboo patch. I got 33 lbs of fresh weight leaves and twigs (I took the parts I observed my cattle eating) off 100 sq ft. I'm not sure what % moisture it was, but if it is similar to the sample buried in the snow I sent last winter (44% DM) that makes for just over 3 tons/acre of forage DM in the leaves and twigs. I sent a sample to DairyOne for analysis today since the numbers swing by many pounds for every % difference. If there is merit I want…
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Added by Edmund Brown on October 12, 2017 at 6:11am — No Comments

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

Started by John Foye Sep 8. 0 Replies

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

Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?

Started by Ben Hirsh Jul 25. 0 Replies

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

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Started by Katie Commender Jun 23. 0 Replies

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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