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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

. Managing Soil Health for Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 8/13/2018 - Managing Soil Health for Sustainable Agriculture “Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture covers virtually the entire range of soil health topics. Dr Don Reicosky, himself an internationally distinguished soil scientist, has assembled an...

Kelly O’Neill (left), Patrick O’Neill (center) and Jeff Mitchell (right) visiting the CASI NRI Project field in Five Points, CA on August 13, 2018 Colorado soil health expert visits CASI's NRI field in Five Points!
Posted 8/13/2018 - August 13, 2018 Patrick O'Neill, certified crop and soil health advisor in the San Luis Valley in Colorado, took time from his busy travel schedule in California to stop by the NRI Project study field and talk with Jeff Mitchell on August 13th...

Uzbek visitors tour the UC CASI NRI Project field in Five Points, CA 16 farmers from Uzbekistan visit CASI and the NRI Project in Five Points
Posted 8/2/2018 - July 31, 2018 News Release Sixteen farmers from the Fergana and Jizzakh regions of Uzbekistan visited five farms and toured the NRI Project in Five Points, CA July 30th and 31st as part of a project sponsored by the World Bank to improve wheat and...

Veteran UC Cooperative Extension Advisor, Dan Munk, of Fresno County, leading discussion of mid-season cotton crop and water management, at the July 24th public field day at Pikalok Farms in Mendota, CA. CASI's Munk and Mitchell talk crop and soil management with Sustainable Cotton group in Mendota, CA, July 24, 2018!
Posted 7/30/2018 - CASI's Dan Munk, UC Advisor in Fresno County, and Jeff Mitchell, Cropping Systems Specialist out of the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, shared knowledge and experience that they've developed over the years with a highly engaged and interactive...

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...

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Conservation agriculture at work

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No-till cotton growing in wheat stubble.

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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