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CASI’s Mitchell leads soil workshop for Selma summer school students


CASI's Jeff Mitchell took part in an intensive training program for three fifth-grade classes in the Selma Unified School District's 2018 summer school enrichment program on July 3 at Eric White Elementary School.  Students took part in a soil aggregation experiment that involved scoring soils from the long-term NRI study site in Five Points, CA and did basic statistical calculations using their findings.  An introductory video to the training is posted at the You Tube link

Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 3:20 PM

First-ever pivot-irrigated processing tomatoes near Walnut Grove!

June 25, 2015

Michael Boparai, a farmer who recently bought two center pivot irrigation systems and installed them on his farmland near the Delta area town of Walnut Grove, invited a diverse group of private sector and UC Cooperative Extension supporters to the field where he's growing processing tomatoes on June 25th 2015.  The group included Dan Schueler, Senninger Irrigation Company, Rick Hanshew, Reinke Mfg., a pivot company, Brenna Aegerter, Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, Gene Miyao, and Jeff Mitchell, - all of UC Cooperative Extension, along with host, Boparai.  They discussed opportunities for managing the tomato crop as well as things to try to avoid during the upcoming season.  A follow-up article describing applications of overhead irrigation systems for several crops of the Central Valley may be found at A short video of the team meeting at Boparai's farm is available at You Tube at

Field meeting at Boparai overhead irrigation tomato field, Walnut Grove, CA June 25, 2015


Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8:14 AM

Posting of Rich Collins - California Farm Demonstration Network video at CASI website

A new short video about Rich Collins of Collins Farm in Dixon, CA and his participation in the California Farm Demonstration Network is now available at the CASI website and at the You Tube link 

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 3:16 PM

Benefits of Soil Management for Farming Systems

June 6, 2017

Soil Health Field Day

A 24-minute video summarizing information presented at and discussed in the half-day training session on benefits of soil management for farming systems that was held in Five Points, CA is available at You Tube via this link 


Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:31 AM

Down on the Farm Radio Program KFCF 88.1


Host Tom Willey's hour-long interview with Peter Donovan of the Soil Carbon Coalition that aired on Friday, May 5th, at 5:00 PM on KFCF, 88.1 FM down here in Fresno, is now available as a You Tube video at the link below.


For six years, citizen scientist Peter Donovan has crisscrossed the continental United States in a converted school bus-soils lab to spread knowledge and passion for transforming atmospheric carbon into soil carbon. Peter's Soil Carbon Challenge touches down in Fresno to evaluate soil-building efforts hereabouts and to engage "Down on the Farm" host Tom Willey in conversation this Friday evening, May 5th. Tune in to Free Speech Radio KFCF 88.1 FM to learn how your farm or garden can become part of the solution.


Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:46 AM

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