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AFSRC Picture of the Week, February 13, 2006
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 Steep wooded hillside

Silvopastoral systems provide production, economic, and environmental advantages to central Appalachian farmers, especially when used in combination with conventional pastures. AFSRC scientists are studying the interactions between forage, trees, landscape, hydrology, and biophysical factors in order to develop a suite of silvopastoral management tools that help landowners meet individual goals.

Photo by Wade Snyder

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