Shenandoah Valley AREC Field Day 2020 - Establishing Trees in Pasture Stocked with Livestock

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2020: $279,078.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2024
Grant Recipient: Virginia Tech
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Leonie Jacobs
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
John Fike
school of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Va Tech
Dr. John Munsell, PhD
Virginia Tech - Department of Forest Resources and Environmental
Gabriel Pent
Dept. of Crop and Soil Environmental Science, Virginia Tech
Planting trees in pastures may seem counter-cultural to many forage-livestock producers, but it’s receiving interest as a means to achieve several outcomes. In this video, we illustrate two methods that have been shown to successfully protect growing trees from livestock. This work is supported in part by a Southern SARE grant (project LS20-332).
Adam Downing, Virginia Tech
John Fike, Virginia Tech
Gabriel Pent, Virginia Tech
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Ordering info:
Leonie Jacobs
[email protected]
Virginia Tech
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.