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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

No-Till Award Presentation in Louisville, KY National No-till Farmer Association - Recognition of CASI as 2017 Organization Innovator
Posted 3/12/2018 - March 10, 2018 Our CASI (Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation) Center was recognized as the Organization Innovator for 2017 by the National No-till Farmer Association at their recent annual meeting in Louisville, KY.  Over 990 no-till...

Jeff Mitchell, Roberto Botehl, Doug Karlen, Hudson Minshew, Rich Collins, Jessica Chiartas, Tony Rolfes, and Zahangir Kabir (left to right) CASI Hosts USDA ARS’s Doug Karlen of the National Lab for Agriculture and the Environment
Posted 3/6/2018 -   Seven CASI Workgroup members had the very good opportunity to host Dr. Doug Karlen, well-known soil scientist from the USDA ARS National Lab for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, IA on March 5th in Davis, CA.  The group included...

Eric Brennen, Anil Shrestha, and Roberto Botelho USDA's Brennan hosts Fresno State's Shrestha and Brazil's Botelho!
Posted 3/5/2018 - News Release March 1, 2018 Salinas, CA USDA's Brennan hosts Fresno State's Shrestha and Brazil's Botelho! Eric Brennan, the well-renowned USDA ARS organic vegetable systems researcher in Salinas, CA provided a simply wonderful and very gracious...

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...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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No-till cotton planting into tomato 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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