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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

Roberto Botelho (left), Brazilian conservation agriculture researcher from Sao Paolo state and Angus Wright, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies at California State University, Sacramento at seminar presentation of Wright at Fresno City College, February 22, 2018 CASI’s Hosting of Brazilian Conservation Agriculture Researcher and Presentation by Angus Wright
Posted 2/26/2018 - February 22, 2018  The CASI Center has had the honor of hosting Brazilian conservation agriculture researcher from Sao Paolo state, Roberto Botelho, during February 2018 and one of the highlights of the visit was a meeting with Dr. Angus Wright,...

Jesse Sanchez and Roberto Botelho (left and right) examine soil at Sano Farms cover crop fields in Firebaugh, CA, February 23, 2018 Sano Farms Hosts Brazilian Conservation Agriculture Researcher
Posted 2/26/2018 - February 22, 2018 Alan Sano and Jesse Sanchez of Sano Farms in Firebaugh, CA graciously hosted Brazilian conservation agriculture researcher from Sao Paolo state, Roberto Botelho at their farm on February 23rd.  Botelho is visiting the San Joaquin...

Roberto Botelho, Angus Wright, and Tom Willey (left to right) visit the NRI Project field in Five Points, CA, February 22, 2018 CASI Hosts Esteemed Guests at Five Points NRI Project Site!
Posted 2/26/2018 - February 22, 2018 Three distinguished guests visited the long-standing CASI NRI Project in Five Points on February 22 and saw first-hand how the no-till and cover cropped soils have dramatically changed since the study was started in 1999.  Dr....

Wrap up for WAE 2018 in Tulare!
Posted 2/21/2018 - We had a good year at the World Ag Expo last week in Tulare. Special thanks go out to all the folks including Brook Gale, Brenna Aegerter, Jessica Chiartas, Roberto Botelho, Monte Bottens, Ladi Asgill, Matt Rossow, Jesse Sanchez, Scott Park, Michael...

Michael McRee - 2017 Innovator of the Year 2017 CASI Farmer Innovator Recognition of Michael McRee of Chowchilla, CA
Posted 11/21/2017 - In a recent meeting of San Joaquin Valley NRCS and Resource Conservation Districts leaders held at the Wool Growers' Restaurant in Los Banos, CA, the 2017 Conservation Agriculture Farmer Innovator Award was presented to Chowchilla, CA farmer, Michael...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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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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