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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

Michael McRee - 2017 Innovator of the Year 2017 CASI Farmer Innovator Recognition of Michael McRee of Chowchilla, CA
Posted 11/21/2017 - In a recent meeting of San Joaquin Valley NRCS and Resource Conservation Districts leaders held at the Wool Growers' Restaurant in Los Banos, CA, the 2017 Conservation Agriculture Farmer Innovator Award was presented to Chowchilla, CA farmer, Michael...

Televideo conference session between Dr. Dwayne Beck and UC Davis PLS111 Agronomy class
Posted 11/15/2017 - The following link is for a video of a televideo conference session that took place on November 14, 2017 between Dr. Dwayne Beck, Director of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm of South Dakota State University, and the PLS111 agronomy students at the...

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, - - our use and application of the DAWN ZRX row unit-mounted cover crop rollers ( ahead of a John Deere 1730 no-tillage...

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Conservation agriculture at work

Cover crop growing in cotton and tomato residues.

Conservation tillage innovators

Michael McRee - 2017

Michael McRee - 2017

Michael McRee of Chowchilla, CA receives 2017 CASI Farmer Innovator recognition

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