Silvopastures: SVAREC update, Kentland results, and SPAREC studies
Pent, Gabriel J.
Fike, John Herschel
Downing, Adam K.
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Silvopasture is the purposeful and managed integration of trees, forages, and livestock. With appropriate management, these intensive, integrated management systems create beneficial interactions among the system components that result in more efficient resource use and greater economic output over the life of the system. Benefits of silvopastures can include increased forage yield or quality, reduced animal stress, improved tree growth and quality, greater farm product and ecosystem diversity and a number of conservation gains (Fike et al. 2004)