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

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

California Soil Health Network in the Sacramento Bee
Posted 11/2/2015 - An op-ed article prepared by Jeff Mitchell and Randy Southard that is in part related to California's soil health farm demonstration network that many CASI members and affiliates are involved with appeared in the Sacramento Bee newspaper on October...

Sanchez Farm Equipment Sanchez honored as a White House Champion of Change
Posted 11/2/2015 - This past Monday, October 26th, Jesse Sanchez, the farm manager at Sano Farms out west of the small town of Firebaugh, was honored in Washington, D.C. as a White House Champion of Change. Along with eleven other farmers, researchers, and industry leaders...

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...

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Conservation agriculture at work

John Deere 1560 no-till drill seeding cover crop into cotton residue.

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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