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

Alan Wilcox, left, and Jeff Mitchell debate the challenges and opportunities for conservation tillage. Debating California Tillage
Posted 6/14/2018 - UC ANR scientist debates conservation tillage practices with industry leader Alan Wilcox of Wilcox Agri-Products and UC Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Mitchell debated the challenges and opportunities for increased implementation of...

Interactive display materials for Tulare County 4th graders as part of the 2018 AgVentures! Field Day. CASI holds outreach soil health presentations to Tulare County fourth-graders!
Posted 5/14/2018 - May 11, 2018 In what might be the sixth or seventh year in a row, CASI's Jeff Mitchell participated in the annual AgVentures! educational event for several Tulare County public schools fourth-grader classes on May 11, 2018 at the International Ag...

First-ever pivot-irrigated processing tomatoes near Walnut Grove!
Posted 5/14/2018 - June 25, 2015 Michael Boparai, a farmer who recently bought two center pivot irrigation systems and installed them on his farmland near the Delta area town of Walnut Grove, invited a diverse group of private sector and UC Cooperative Extension...

New UCD PhD student, Geoff Koch, who is working with Will Horwath on San Joaquin Valley Healthy Soils Program effort. UCD student begins CDFA Healthy Soils Program project in San Joaquin Valley!
Posted 5/4/2018 - May 4, 2018   Geoff Koch, a brand new PhD student in the Department of Soils and Biogeochemistry at the University of California, Davis, working with soil scientist, Will Horwath, and CASI Cooperative Extension partners, Jeff Mitchell and Dan...

No-till transplanter used for establishing tomatoes in sorghum, garbanzo, and cover crop residue.  Five Points, CA.  April 23, 2018. No-till tomato transplanting April 23, 2018 in Five Points, CA
Posted 5/3/2018 - May 3, 2018 A short video showing no-till tomato transplanting into sorghum, garbanzo and cover crop residues is now available at the You Tube link - .  This experimental activity took place in the longstanding NRI...

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Conservation agriculture at work

No-till tomato transplanting into cotton 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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