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Creating Silvopastures: Some Considerations When Thinning Existing Timber Stands

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CSES-155P

Authors as Published

John Fike, Associate Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; Adam Downing, Senior Extension Agent, ANR, Forestry, Virginia Cooperative Extension; John Munsell, Associate Professor and Forest Management Extension Specialist, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech; J.B. Daniel, Forage and Grassland Agronomist, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service; Chris Teutsch, Associate Professor and Extension Forage Specialist, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech; Kelly Mercier, Graduate Student, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; Gabriel Pent, Graduate Student, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

    JPG-Creating Silvopastures: Some Considerations When Thinning Existing Timber Stands

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Silvopastures intentionally integrate trees with forage and livestock production in a rotational grazing system. These systems have the potential to improve animal comfort, increase farm resource use efficiency, boost income, and mitigate environmental costs. From a theoretical standpoint, silvopastures are designed and managed to capture the beneficial interactions among each of the system’s components.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Date

September 30, 2016