Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation
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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

Isaya Kisekka and Dan Munk New UC Davis Irrigation Professor, Dr. Isaya Kisekka, visits CASI Long-term NRI Project Field
Posted 9/22/2017 - Dr. Isaya Kisekka, a brand new professor of Hydrology at the University of California, Davis, took time to come down to the longstanding CASI NRI Project field during a tour of San Joaquin Valley sites and visits with people on September 21st.  Dr....

Jeff Mitchell, Cropping Systems Specialist Joint USDA NRCS-CDFA Healthy Soils Summit
Posted 9/20/2017 - Joint USDA NRCS-CDFA Healthy Soils Summit CDFA Building Auditorium Sacramento, CA January 11, 2017   Comments provided by Jeff Mitchell Late this past Sunday evening, it suddenly dawned on me that I had been dwelling on and dedicating more...

Video report of one-pass no-tillage cotton seeding and cover crop rolling in Five Points, CA 2017
Posted 8/28/2017 - A short video summary on something new this year down in Five Points, - https://youtu.be/dF_BhYv-VtI - our use and application of the DAWN ZRX row unit-mounted cover crop rollers (http://www.dawnbiologic.com/zrx/) ahead of a John Deere 1730 no-tillage...

Presentation Skills Workshop UC ANR Science Communication and Presentation Skills Workshop held at UC KARE August 25th 2017!
Posted 8/28/2017 - A group of UC KARE researchers and UCCE Fresno and Madera County Advisors took part in a two-hour workshop on science communication and presentation skills at the UC KARE on Friday, August 25th.  The group included Phoebe Gordon and Rebecca Ozeran...

West Side REC, Five Points, CA. August 8, 2017. Students showcase CASI’s NRI Project in Five Points as part of CDFA’s State Board of Food and Agriculture soil health tour on August 8th!
Posted 8/14/2017 - Students from UC Davis and CSU Fresno presented summaries of work they're involved with at the long-term NRI Project study site in Five Points, CA as part of a soil health tour stop for CDFA's Board of Food and Agriculture on August 8th.  Anna...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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Conservation tillage soil on right and standard tillage soil on left.

Conservation tillage innovators

Gary Martin - 2012

Gary Martin - 2012

Gary Martin - 2012 Conservation Tillage Farmer Innovator Award



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