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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

UC ANR Vice President Glenda Humiston (left), Fresno County Advisor and CASI member Dan Munk (center), and ANR Associate Vice President, Wendy Powers (right) CASI receives 2018 Award of Excellence from the Western Extension Directors Association!
Posted 7/11/2018 - July 10, 2018  The Conservation Agriculture Systems Innovation (CASI) Center received this year's Award of Excellence from the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA).  CASI's Dan Munk received the recognition on behalf of our Center on...

(L to R) Rob Roy, Allen Curry, Geoff Koch, Dan Munk NRCS Mississippi soil scientist, Allen Curry, visits NRI Project with CASI's Roy, Munk, Koch and Mitchell!
Posted 7/3/2018 - June 27, 2018 The NRCS Soil Scientist for Mississippi, Allen Curry, who is on a two-month detail visiting the Fresno Area Office with Area Agronomist and long-time CASI Workgroup member, Rob Roy, visited the CASI NRI Project in Five Points, CA and...

Alan Wilcox, left, and Jeff Mitchell debate the challenges and opportunities for conservation tillage. Debating California Tillage
Posted 6/14/2018 - UC ANR scientist debates conservation tillage practices with industry leader Alan Wilcox of Wilcox Agri-Products and UC Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Mitchell debated the challenges and opportunities for increased implementation of...

Interactive display materials for Tulare County 4th graders as part of the 2018 AgVentures! Field Day. CASI holds outreach soil health presentations to Tulare County fourth-graders!
Posted 5/14/2018 - May 11, 2018 In what might be the sixth or seventh year in a row, CASI's Jeff Mitchell participated in the annual AgVentures! educational event for several Tulare County public schools fourth-grader classes on May 11, 2018 at the International Ag...

First-ever pivot-irrigated processing tomatoes near Walnut Grove!
Posted 5/14/2018 - 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...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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Postharvest crop residue following 2008 tomato harvest in conservation tillage system.

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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