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
Virginia Tech
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Cost: $0.00
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.