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

Graduate student group of Dr. Samuel Sandoval-Solis, Hydrology Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis, plus Alyssa DeVincentis, PhD Hydrology student and two other graduate students in the Sandoval-Solis lab visiting NRI Project study site in Five Points, CA on February 5, 2016 UC Davis Hydrology Team Visits NRI Study Field in Five Points and Four Cover Crop San Joaquin Valley Farms
Posted 2/8/2016 - Dr. Samuel Sandoval-Solis and Hydrology PhD student, Alyssa DeVincentis, and two other graduate students from the Sandoval-Solis lab at UC Davis conducted a whirlwind visit of four farm cover crop fields and the longstanding NRI project field in Five...

Greg Butler Presentation Flyer CASI Hosts Greg Butler of the South Australian No-till Farmers Association
Posted 1/26/2016 - About thirty CASI members were treated to a fascinating discussion of some of the very innovative work that Greg Butler, Research and Development Director of the South Australian No-till Farmers Association, and the more than 500 Australian farmers who...

CASI takes part in planning meeting in AZ
Posted 1/11/2016 - Several CASI members recently took part in a planning workshop that was held at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center to consider and develop opportunities for working together on joint research aimed at coupling advanced technologies...

Phil Hogan, USDA NRCS Yolo County (left) presenting 2015 Conservation Tillage Farmer Innovator Award to family of Charlie Rominger, Winters, CA.  December 2, 2015. 2015 CT Farmer Innovator recognition posthomously awarded to Charlie Rominger
Posted 12/7/2015 - In 2005, the University of California and NRCS Conservation Tillage Workgroup established the Conservation Tillage Farmer Innovator Award as a means for providing greater visibility to CT pioneers in California. The criteria for this award are –...

The Green Blog
Posted 11/2/2015 - Calling your attention to the ANR Green Blog  http://ucanr.edu/blogs/Green/ There are lots of interesting things there.

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Conservation agriculture at work

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Cover crop growing in cotton and tomato residues.

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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