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

Ed Noma Advantiv’s Ed Noma visits CASI’s NRI Study in Five Points
Posted 4/23/2018 - April 20, 2018 VP of New Business Development of the Fremont, CA based company, Advantiv Technologies, Inc., Ed Noma, took time to visit the CASI NRI Project site in Five Points, CA and to talk with Jeff Mitchell about the sorts of agricultural...

Soil Health Team CASI ANR team begins two new CDFA soil health projects!
Posted 4/19/2018 - April 18, 2018 Seven UC ANR Advisors along with UCD professor, Will Horwath, and CE Specialist Jeff Mitchell, have been awarded two new projects by CDFA's Healthy Soils Program.  The work will be conducted in the four Central Valley counties of...

S. Martin and B. Louder of Arable One Organic Amendment Suppliers Visit NRI Project in Five Points!
Posted 4/5/2018 - April 4, 2018 Scott Martin and Braeden Louder of Arable One, an organic amendment supplier out of Utah, visited the CASI NRI Project field in Five Points to learn about the work that is underway on biological diversity and reduced disturbance food...

Farmer meeting on February 28, 2018 at Park Farming, Meridian, CA at which innovative reduced disturbance organic vegetable production systems were discussed and at which the Kaisers were recognized as CASI’s 2017 Farmer Innovators Kaisers of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA recognized as CASI 2017 Farmer Innovators!
Posted 3/19/2018 -     NEWS RELEASE Kaisers of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA recognized as CASI 2017 Farmer Innovators! February 28, 2018   The Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser Family and their farming partners at Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, CA...

CASI Workgroup members Jeff Mitchell (second from left), Michael Crowell (third from left), and Monte Bottens (right) receiving National No-till Farmer 2017 Organization Innovator acknowledgement at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Association in Louisville, KY, January 23, 2018 Acknowledgement of National No-till farmer 2017 Organization Innovator Recognition
Posted 3/19/2018 - Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation (CASI) — Organization Location: Five Points, Calif. In 1998, a group of select pioneering farmers came together with different reasons for using no-till, but had one common goal of bettering the...

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No-till tomato transplanting directly into cotton crop residue.

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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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