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How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jun 11, 2021. 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

Hedgerows and windbreaks: The paddocks edges.

Started Sep 16, 2020 0 Replies

As we developed our plan we considered what to do about paddock edges.  Hedgerows, windbreaks came to mind. Can't have an inside without a boundary condition.Is there a list of plants which are safe…Continue

Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 23, 2020. 3 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

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Friday, December 10 from 10am to 4:30pm Eastern TimeVirtual via Zoom*Free registration, with a suggested $30 - 50 donation to benefit the Community Solidarity Agroforestry Fund from Silver Run Forest Farm This event will explore the rich potential for utilizing tree fodder on temperate farm landscapes as a resilient source of food and medicine for grazing livestock. Hosted by…See More
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Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?
"What are you hoping to learn?"
Jun 11, 2021
Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?
"Thank you for your response. We are asking the question how much light is actually hitting the pasture forage beneath our tree canopy. We would like to know how much tree cover affects our pasture growth.  After thinning  trees will grow…"
Jun 11, 2021
Diane Mayerfeld replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?
"I would also love to hear what others have to say about this.   What I  have done is take 2 HOBO Onset temperature / light loggers to my site on an overcast day.  I check to make sure the clocks in both are synchronized and the…"
Jun 11, 2021
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How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?

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 needed to optimize pasture growth.Thanks for any suggestions.See More
May 11, 2021
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Creating silvopasture from EAB infested woodland

(1) PROBLEMS WE WERE SOLVING WITH THIS PROJECTIn 2013 our family acquired a 23 acre property that was the first site where EAB was detected in Monroe County. From what we have learned, in an attempt to control the EAB the Ash were all cut, and apparently so were the accessible Oaks and Black Walnut of any value under the direction of the DEC.What was left…See More
Sep 16, 2020
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Hedgerows and windbreaks: The paddocks edges.

As we developed our plan we considered what to do about paddock edges.  Hedgerows, windbreaks came to mind. Can't have an inside without a boundary condition.Is there a list of plants which are safe (toxicity/forage benefits)  for graziers to include in their pasture edge areas (maybe windbreaks or hedgerows) that are also beneficial for pollinators? For example, willows provide highly productive vegetative matter AND are safe for livestock AND provide good windbreaks AND offer erosion control…See More
Sep 16, 2020
Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?
"1 yr follow up: We could not remove all of these from the infested tree. This year another tree shows these as well.  They most closely match Cola-nut galls which are hosted by oaks.  Wiki says: The imago of the agamic phase…"
May 23, 2020

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Monroe
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Manage intensively rotated acreage for forage and trees
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We are rehabilitating 24 acres to be optimized for intensive grazing for sheep.

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Creating silvopasture from EAB infested woodland

Posted on September 16, 2020 at 7:55pm 0 Comments

(1) PROBLEMS WE WERE SOLVING WITH THIS PROJECT

In 2013 our family acquired a 23 acre property that was the first site where EAB was detected in Monroe County. From what we have learned, in an attempt to control the EAB the Ash were all cut, and apparently so were the accessible Oaks and Black…

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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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