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

CIG team that took part in the project planning discussion at Paicines Ranch on February 7th 2019, ahead of cover crop workshop Reduced disturbance organic farming group takes part in cover crop workshop at Paicines Ranch, February 7th – 9th, 2019!
February 17, 2019 About fifteen members of the CIG (Conservation Innovation Grant) Project on organic reduced disturbance farming systems took part in a very stimulating three-day workshop on cover cropping that was sponsored by Paicines Ranch February...

Pamela Rodriguez of CDFA’s Organic Program in Fresno, CA visited CASI’s NRI Project field in Five Points, CA on February 15, 2019 Pamela Rodriguez of CDFA’s Organic Program visits CASI’s NRI Project field site as part of Friday Open House educational series in Five Points!
February 15, 2019 Pamela Rodriguez, a Special Investigator with CDFA's Organic Program in Fresno, took time to visit CASI's NRI Project field on Friday, February 15th as part of the ongoing open house program showcasing soil health that is underway...

USDA ARS Water Management Research Lab soil scientists, Suduan Gao (left) and Lauren Hale, visit CASI’s NRI Project field in Five Points, CA February 15, 2019 USDA ARS soil scientists, Gao and Hale, visit CASI’s NRI Project in Five Points!
February 15, 2019 CASI's long-term NRI Project was the site of a very nice visit on February 15th by two USDA ARS soil scientists as part of the site's ongoing Friday Public Open House program. The two visitors were Drs. Suduan Gao and Lauren Hale of...

Mira Dick, USDA NRCS Merced (far left) and Sheryl Feit, USDA NRCS Davis (far right) conduct soil health demonstation at the joint CASI and NRCS display site at the 2019 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA CASI and CA’s NRCS have best year yet at Tulare Farm Show!
CASI once again paired with the California NRCS to host an outdoor display and information site at the 2019 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA from February 12th through the 14th. This year's joint sponsorship of the display presence was by far our best year...

Jeff Mitchell Researcher invites public to visit San Joaquin Valley soil health demonstration site in Five Points
UC Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist Jeff Mitchell is issuing a standing invitation to the public to visit the site of an ongoing conservation agriculture research project and see for themselves the results of long-term soil-building...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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No-till cover crop seeding into cotton and tomato residues.

Conservation tillage innovators

Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser - 2017

Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser - 2017

Kaisers of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA recognized as CASI 2017 Farmer Innovators!

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