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Silvopasture for Livestock, Hamilton Native Outpost

Silvopasture for Livestock

Did you know that a drone can be used to spread native seed?  Watch as Colt Hamilton talks about native silvopastures.  He shows how much forage they can produce, discusses the establishment process, and how they can be seeded with an Aerial Spreader.  While focused on creating savannas and woodlands for pasture, this talk will be interesting to anyone restoring these ecosystems.   

This talk was given as part Hamilton Native Outpost’s 2020 field day. Every year Hamilton Native Outpost has a field day to share knowledge of native plants.  This year the topic was “Diversity of Plants: Stronger Together than Alone.”  Speakers discussed the C-value system, how animals benefit from grazing a diversity of plants, how cool and warm season plants are better together in the same field for sunlight and carbon dioxide capture, the importance of biochar to soils, diversity of roots in a diverse native grassland, and creating a native silvopasture.  While this field day was focused on forages, the topics covered appeal to many interest areas.

Other Videos from the Field Day

A diversity of plants is stronger together than alone was the theme from the 2020 field day. Watch more videos from this day:

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