Silvopastural Management Using Shortleaf Pine

Silvopastural Management Using Shortleaf Pine

Michael A. Blazier, Associate Professor of Forestry, LSA AgCenter Hill Farm Research Station, School of Renewable Natural Resources

Regeneration, Forest Management, Forest Health, and Environmental Management

1503_SLPFactSheet-Silvopasture.pdf — PDF document, 871Kb

Silvopastural management systems integrate forage and/or livestock production with growing trees for forest products. Although management of silvopastures is more complex than conventional forests and pastures, there are economic and environmental advantages to silvopastures. Silvopastures that are actively managed to maintain a balance of growing space for forages and trees have shown better financial performance than either plantation forestry or cow-calf pastures over a wide range of conditions.

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