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Created by Peter Smallidge Oct 5, 2011 at 2:16pm. Last updated by Peter Smallidge Jan 6, 2014.

 

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Electric Fencing

Electric Deer Fence WorkshopLuke Freeman hosted a workshop at the incubator farm in Fayetteville, AR to demonstrate the use of the solar-powered electric deer fence. Luke built the fence with help from Extension specialist Kenny Simon and County Agents Ryan Neal and Colin Massey. The workshop was an opportunity to use the fence as a teaching tool for the broader community. Kenny was the main presenter. He talked about electric fence components and how to set up and operate an electric fence…See More
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"Do you spend a lot of time with the flock when it is on pasture?  Year round: The sheep are checked 2x per day year round when we feed the donkeys. Sheep are given a supplement of vitamins, minerals and protein 2x week.  In non graze…"
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Terminal Bud Scar: A Tree's Health Chart

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on September 24, 2019 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Scarred for Life

Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist

It makes sense that dying trees have terminal bud scars. Sounds like an awful condition – my condolences. But the healthiest trees have them, too (terminal scars, not condolences). It’s a good thing, since terminal bud (aka bud-scale) scars provide an excellent way to leaf through a tree’s health records going back 5 to 10 years.

After a woody plant has its full complement of leaves, and they have hardened off, that…

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Treeconomics 101: Early Fall Color Explained

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on September 23, 2019 at 4:39pm 0 Comments

Treeconomics 101: Color-Coded Prosperity



Deciduous trees, lakeside ice-cream stands, and marinas all close down each autumn for the same reason: as daylight dwindles and cold creeps in, their outfits become less and less profitable. At a certain point it makes sense to batten the hatches until the following spring.



Some enterprising holdouts stay open longer; perhaps they have a cost advantage others do not, or have less competition. A few are the opposite, closing shop…

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Invasives decreasing carbon stored in US forests

Posted by Lew Ward on September 20, 2019 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

"In addition to cleaning the air and water, forests hold a tremendous amount of sequestered carbon. When trees die and then decay on the forest floor, that carbon is released into the atmosphere, a phenomenon that is one of the drivers of climate change. A first-of-its-kind study by a team that included the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and Purdue University scientists finds that non-native invasive insects and diseases are reducing the amount of…

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Scientists are finding that forests aren’t as good at fighting climate change as we thought.

Posted by Lew Ward on September 19, 2019 at 8:15am 0 Comments

Hardly as drastic as the headline would make you think. More like fine tuning and the results really only applicable for Northern hardwoods such as the beech, sugar maples and yellow birch.---LEW…


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Electric Fencing

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Electric Deer Fence WorkshopLuke Freeman hosted a workshop at the incubator farm in Fayetteville, AR to demonstrate the use of the solar-powered electric deer fence. Luke built the fence with help from Extension specialist Kenny Simon and County…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by chris S Jan 12. 10 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by chris S Jan 11. 5 Replies

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ?  Continue

Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 20, 2019. 3 Replies

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread]Question - I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been using Garlon 4 in oil.   Works good, but sometimes I want it to move through the roots and the Garlon doesn't do…Continue

Norway Spruce stump treatment

Started by Alicia Rose in Woodlot Management Nov 4, 2019. 0 Replies

A urea application of a freshly cut Norway spruce stump surface. This treatment has been implemented as a management strategy to prevent the future crop and adjacent trees from Heterobasidion annosum infection. This is not common practice in Welsh…Continue

Why don't evergreens drop their leaves in the fall?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Oct 22, 2019. 0 Replies

Hmmm, a timely question for the fall foliage season and a lesson that I don't remember being taught at forestry school (though I admit that I may not have been paying attention!) …Continue

Verticillium Wilt

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 9, 2019. 0 Replies

Verticillium Wilt - https://mailchi.mp/unl.edu/nebraskas-forest-health-report-july-2019 Symptoms of Verticillium wilt are now becoming apparent in infected trees in…Continue

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for Thought

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry May 9, 2019. 0 Replies

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for ThoughtWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00am (CDT)Diane MayerfeldSustainable Agriculture Coordinator, UW-Extension, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) -…Continue

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