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

Left to right: Rod Mountain, Jerry Rossiter, Felix Reinders CASI’s Rossiter honored by South Africa Irrigation Institute (SABI)
Posted 9/9/2015 - Jerry Rossiter, one of CASI's long-standing private sector members was recently honored by the South African Irrigation Institute (SABI) at their 2015 Annual Congress held in Polokwane, Limpopo, a province in southeastern South Africa, August 3rd to...

2015 garbanzo harvest, July, Five Points, CA List of successful no-till crops in California grows
Posted 8/24/2015 - The list of crops that have been successfully grown using no-tillage in California continues to increase with garbanzos being the latest addition. Harvest data are now in for a 2015 garb crop that was no-till seeded in January in the longstanding...

Two guys in a corn field. California Farmers Host FAO Visitors
Posted 8/3/2015 - San Joaquin Valley farmers, Scott Schmidt of Five Points, Darrell Cordova of Denair, and Michael Crowell of Turlock, along with UCCE Stanislaus County Advisor, Marsha Campbell-Mathews hosted Eric Kueneman and Dirk Lange, both formerly international...

Pivot irrigation in a tomato field near Walnut Grove CASI partners work on center pivot-irrigated tomatoes in Walnut Grove, CA
Posted 7/27/2015 - A group of CASI partners has been working with Walnut Grove, CA tomato farmer, Michael Boparai, this summer on his efforts to produce processing tomatoes using an automated, precision-application center pivot irrigation system. Boparai is a new tomato...

July 16, 2015.  Field Meeting in Five Points. UC Davis hosts Rain for Rent and Reinke Mfg at Center Pivot Field in Five Points
Posted 7/20/2015 - UC Davis Horticulture and Agronomy graduate student, Gerardo van den Hoek, hosted a group of irrigation technology suppliers from Rain For Rent (San Joaquin, CA) and Reinke Mfg. (Deshler, NE) at the field site where he is conducting the second year of...

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Conservation agriculture at work

No-till cotton growing in wheat stubble.

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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