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Tree Fodder Silage Experiment Video and Invitation for Comments

Hey Folks. I wanted to share this video I made of an experiment ensiling tree and shrub species in a five gallon bucket. I was inspired by a Mexican Agave silage project, where they ensiled Agave leaves in five gallon buckets for a nutritious climate fighting solution using livestock and climate appropriate food producing polyculture systems. I foresee a time where it will be more expensive to use a tractor to make round bales, and silage for winter feed. I also foresee a time when more and…

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Added by Jonathan Bates on August 31, 2020 at 1:27pm — 2 Comments

Tree And Herb Silvopasture Forage Trial Establishment Round Bale Nursery

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage estabishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLBYGhssiIE

Added by Jonathan Bates on December 17, 2019 at 9:47pm — No Comments

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Woods-pastured pigs and goats

Started by Yotum Almor Sep 18. 0 Replies

Hi folks, our farm is considering a pig, goat rotation (keeping species separate) through our 80 acres of woodlands to manage invasives. I was wondering if anyone has trialed/attempted that. I was…Continue

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

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