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

Farm Demonstration Network’s Soil Health Farm Visits
Posted 5/3/2016 -   KMJ 580 radio's early-morning Ag Report which is produced by ag reporter, Don York, featured a short audio segment on the upcoming California farm demonstration network's series of farm visits featuring innovative soil care farmers.  You can...

CASI's Monte Bottens and Rob Roy featured in Central Valley Farmland Trust article on conservation agriculture
Posted 4/28/2016 -   Thanks to Emeritus UCCE Advisor, Maxwell Norton, of Merced County, CASI was invited to prepare an article for the Central Valley Farmland Trust's LEGACY newsletter that has now been printed.  The article includes a nice photo of Rob Roy,...

Spanish tomato researchers tour NRI Project field in Five Points Spanish tomato researchers tour NRI Project field in Five Points
Posted 4/28/2016 - Spanish tomato researchers, Pedro Garcia of Transformaciones Agricolas de Badajoz in Spain, and farmer Francisco Carapeto, along with Westside Equipment's Abraham Quiroga, and Oxnard, CA vegetable crop consultant, Jesus Valencia, visited the...

Strip Field Day at Marty Poldevarrt MTSJ Dairy, Orland, CA California Farm Demonstration Network - CASI Video of Strip-Till Field Day at Marty Poldevarrt MTSJ Dairy in Orland, CA April 20, 2016
Posted 4/25/2016 - A video of last Wednesday's Strip-till Field Day at Marty Poldevarrt's MTSJ Dairy in Orland, CA is now available at You Tube and also at the CASI website.   

No-till Garbanzo Field Day Video Available at CASI Website and You Tube
Posted 4/25/2016 - Following the public field day that took place at the UC Field Station in Five Points, CA on Monday, April 18th, Station Superintendent, Merf Solorio, provided a field interview in which he provided observations of the no-till garbanzo study early in the...

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Conservation agriculture at work

Workgroup chair Jeff Michell addresses farmers at a CT field day.

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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