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.
Sustainable Conservation began looking at digesters 15 years ago as a way of addressing challenges surrounding climate change and air & water quality, while also generating revenue from waste.
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.
On July 8, 2014, UCCE hosted “Silage Day” in Modesto, CA. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Conservation, the day was filled with presentations and panels offering a wide audience information about drought-related dairy industry developments.