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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

Fresno State Professor and Department Chair, Anil Shrestha, out in his cover crop field on the University’s campus farm CIG's Shrestha conducts cover crop rolling study at Fresno State!
March 20, 2019 CIG's Shrestha conducts cover crop rolling study at Fresno State!  Professor and Department Chair, Anil Shrestha, at California State University, Fresno, is on his way to conducting a very nice, large-scale and comprehensive study...

USDA ARS Distinguished Senior Research Scientist, Doug Karlen, with CASI’s Jeff Mitchell, Kansas City, MO, March 2, 2019 Retirement of USDA ARS Distinguished Senior Research Scientist, Doug Karlen
March 6, 2019 Doug Karlen, - an amazingly productive, creative and thoughtful soil and water conservation research scientist at the USDA ARS National Lab for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, IA, - retired on March 2, 2019.  A wonderful and...

UCCE Master Gardener, Tim Sullivan, visiting CASI's NRI Project field in Five Points, CA.  March 1, 2019. Master Gardener, Tim Sullivan, visits NRI Project field in Five Points!
UCCE Master Gardener and longtime CASI member, Tim Sullivan, paid a very nice visit to CASI's NRI Project field in Five Points on March 1st, as part of the site's “Friday Open House” program.  He is a retired real estate appraiser who...

Steve and Ben Beck of Kings River Produce of Hanford, CA visit the NRI Project field in Five Points, CA, February 22, 2019 Organic farmers, Steve and Ben Beck of Kings River Produce in Hanford, CA, visit CASI’s NRI Project field in Five Points, CA!
February 22, 2019 Local organic farmers, Steve and Ben Beck of Kings River Produce of Hanford, CA took part in CASI's Friday soil tour open house viewing program at the longstanding NRI Project field in Five Points on February 22nd.  The father-son...

Brady Holder (right) and brother, Riley, visit CASI’s NRI Project field in Five Points, CA, February 22, 2019 Laton, CA Holder brothers tour NRI Project site in Five Points, CA!
February 22, 2019 Brady and his brother, Riley Holder, farmers in Laton, CA in California's San Joaquin Valley, came out to Five Points where they visited the NRI Project fields as part of CASI's Friday soil tour program and they also sat down with...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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Cover crop growing in cotton and 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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