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Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation

View the CASI six-part documentary

The video above is the first episode of a six-part documentary series from Conservation Agriculture Cropping Systems Innovation (CASI). In the videos, farmers, UC researchers and industry leaders explain how no-till and minimum-till agriculture, and overhead precision irrigation, can lead to higher irrigation efficiency, increased profitability and greater resource conservation. Find links to all segments at the table of contents.

Conservation agriculture news

New NRCS Staff: (left to right) Minshew, Rolfes, Zahangir and Komar CASI Updates New State NRCS Staff on Key Ongoing Workgroup Initiatives
Posted 8/22/2016 - Three relatively new USDA NRCS additions to the State Office, State Soil Scientist Tony Rolfes, State Agronomist Hudson Minshew, and Regional Soil Health Coordinator, Kabir Zahangir, along with Northern California NRCS Soil Scientist, Jim Komar, met...

2016 Innovators Award Recipient Ladi Asgill 2016 Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation Center’s Farmer Technical Service and Farmer Service Award - Ladi Asgill
Posted 8/22/2016 - In 2005, the University of California and NRCS Conservation Tillage Workgroup, now the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation Center, established a series of Innovator Awards as a means for providing greater visibility to Conservation Agriculture...

2016 Innovator Award Reciepient Mike Winemiller 2016 Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation Center’s Farmer Technical Service and Farmer Service Award – Mike Winemiller
Posted 8/22/2016 - In 2005, the University of California and NRCS Conservation Tillage Workgroup, now the Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation Center, established a series of Innovator Awards as a means for providing greater visibility to Conservation Agriculture...

2016 Innovators Lasi Asgill (L) and Mike Winemiller (R). Asgill and Winemiller 2016 CASI Innovators
Posted 8/22/2016 - The CASI (Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation) Center announced the first of its 2016 innovator awards in a recognition ceremony in Madera on the 16th of August. Ladi Asgill, Senior Project Manager of the San Francisco-based environmental group,...

Soil Health Baseline Monitoring Team.  Left to right: Wendy Krehbiel, Megan Schroeder (USDA-NRCS), and Betsy Karle (UCCE Glenn County). Soil Health Baseline Monitoring at Poldevarrt Dairy in Orland, CA
Posted 8/8/2016 - Baseline soil health monitoring was begun by Wendy Krehbiel and Megan Schroeder of the USDA NRCS, and Betsy Karle, UCCE Advisor, in Glenn County at the dairy farm of Marty Poldevarrt on August 8, 2016. An array of tests including soil water infiltration,...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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No-till tomato transplanting directly into cotton crop residue.

Conservation tillage innovators

Ralph Cesena, Sr. - 2013

Ralph Cesena, Sr. - 2013

The 2013 CT Industry Award recipient is Ralph Cesena, Sr., president of Cesena Distributing of Stockton, Calif.

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