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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

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...

Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition visiting the NRI Project field in Five Points, CA. January 26, 2019. Soil Carbon Coalition’s Peter Donovan visits NRI Project in Five Points!
January 26, 2019 CASI had the honor of hosting Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition at our long-term NRI Project field on Saturday, January 26th.  Peter is a very well-known thought-leader and very dedicated person who has been working on the...

NRCS’s Rob Roy (left), Area 3 Agronomist, and Paul Tracy (right) of the Soil Health Institute at the kick-off meeting of the North American long-term study site soil health project in Chicago, IL, January 23 and 24, 2019. CASI’s Rob Roy represents CA in Soil Health Institute's North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements in Chicago, IL January 23 and 24th!
CASI Website Blog Release January 25, 2019   Rob Roy, NRCS Agronomist in the Fresno Area 3 office, took part in the Soil Health Institute's (SHI) conference held in Chicago, IL January 23rd and 24th and represented the longstanding NRI Project...

Drs Daphne Miller MD and Jagdeep Singh MD visiting the NRI Project field in Five Points, CA January 21, 2019 MDs visit NRI Project in Five Points!
  Dr. Daphne Miller MD and Dr. Jagdeep Singh MD visited CASI's long-term NRI Project field in Five Points, CA on January 21st to learn about how long-term reduced disturbance and cover crop management impact soil biology and to talk about...

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Conservation tillage soil on right and standard tillage soil on left.

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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