Category Archives: Research

NEPC 2014: Parasite control

At 10:00 AM, the last technical session Control of Parasites in Pastured Small Ruminant Livestock through Integrated Use of Pasture Management, Botanicals, and Pharmaceuticals began. Ms. Diane Schivera, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, was the moderator. Dr. Tatiana Stanton, … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Research needs

On February 5 at 8:00 AM, the Pasture-Based Farming Research Needs Discussion session began, moderated by Mr. Joe Hatton, Private Sector Co-Chair of the Northeast Pasture Consortium. Mr. Hatton had led the Private Sector Research Needs breakout session on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Alternative forages

The final session of Tuesday afternoon was Birdsfoot Trefoil and Other Alternative Forages moderated by Mr. Donald Wild, Wild Acres Family Farm and King’s AgriSeeds, Inc. Dealer, Great Valley, NY. Dr. Ed Rayburn, Extension Specialist-Agronomy, West Virginia University, presented Birdsfoot … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Poster session

Full poster abstracts Equine Pasture Management Equine Pasture Management and High Density Grazing Demonstration S. Parry(1), T. Martin(1), P. Vanderstappen(1), S. Truax(1), D. Ludwig(1), K. Soder(2), M. Rubano(2), D. Foulk(3), H. McKernan(3), A. Swinker(3) USDA-NRCS USDA-ARS Pennsylvania State University Profile … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Pastureland National Resource Inventory

After lunch break, the next session starting at 1:30 PM was Pastureland National Resource Inventory – Description of Data Collection & Its Goals moderated by Mr. Rob DeClue, Area Grazing Lands Management Specialist, Chenango Co. Soil & Water Conservation District, … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Research priorities

The Producer Session and Public Session that both looked at research needs were shortened to about a half hour. Each session had a recorder. The following are the Private (Stakeholder) sector views. Private (Stakeholder) Sector Research Priorities In order of … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Pasture research

The second session was the Northeast Region Pasture-Based Research & On-Farm Demonstration Update. Dr. Andre Brito, UNH Assistant Professor of Organic Dairy Management, moderated the session. This perennial session highlights current activities in pasture research and demonstration. Dr. Howard Skinner, … Continue reading

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NEPC 2014: Managing Pastures in Riparian Areas

After a round of introductions of all people present at the conference at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, February 4, the first session, Managing Pastures in Riparian Areas for Water Quality and Forage Utilization began. Dr. Les Vough, UMD Forage Crops … Continue reading

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Carbon sequestration potential of agricultural systems

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Systems R. Howard Skinner USDA-ARS, University Park, PA (full report) Abstract Through proper management, agricultural systems (cropland, pasture, and forest) have the ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in soils … Continue reading

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Request for farmer collaboration, NH, ME, VT

From researchers at the University of New Hampshire (for information; this is not a NEPC-sponsored project): We are looking for participants for an upcoming study at the University of New Hampshire related to the conversion of forest to pasture. We … Continue reading

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