California’s Central Valley is the state’s hotbed for farming. From the milk we drink to the tomatoes we slice into our salads, this region is integral in providing California’s communities with the amazing produce and food we’re all so accustomed to.
In 2004, only about 490 acres of summer silage corn in the San Joaquin Valley used strip-till. By 2012, the number of acres rose to over 181,000.
On August 5th, two-dozen dairy farmers joined Sustainable Conservation and California Ag Solutions for a daylong conservation tillage bus tour around the Central Valley.
Sustainable Conservation’s Modesto team recently assisted a Central Valley farmer in implementing a sustainable farming practice known as “conservation tillage.” This method of low-impact cultivation reduces the number of tractor passes needed to prepare fields for planting, dramatically cutting farming-related dust and diesel pollution.