Table of Contents
|Part 1 - Aug. 6
Introduction to Conservation Agriculture Cropping Systems 7:12
The first video in the documentary series defines conservation agriculture and outlines its increasing credibility in the global context.
|Part 2 - Aug. 13
The Value of Residues in Conservation Agriculture Systems
California farmers have tended to adopt “clean cultivation” systems, but research has shown that maintenance of residues from the previous crop or a winter cover crop helps improve soil and reduces evaporation from the surface.
|Part 3 - Aug. 20
Conservation Agriculture in Tomato Production Systems
These systems cut production costs, reduce dust emissions and store more carbon in the soil.
|Part 4 - Aug. 27
Conservation agriculture in dairy silage production systems
Three dairy farmers committed to conservation agriculture systems in their silage production share their secrets and success.
Part 5 - Sept. 3
|Part 6 - Sept. 10
Merging conservation tillage with overhead irrigation
Overhead irrigation systems, such as center pivots, are particularly useful when coupled with conservation tillage.