Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr

Cultivation and Invention

These new citrus orchards were planted using citrus strains, irrigation, and fertilization methods recommended by University specialists at Riverside.

New Citrus Orchards Planned by the Church of Latter  Day Saints, Riverside<br /><br />
December, 1966 <br /><br />

New Citrus Orchards Planned by the Church of Latter Day Saints, Riverside, December, 1966

Sugar Beets, Agricultural Extension, Salinas Valley, May 1966<br /><br />

Sugar Beets, Agricultural Extension, Salinas Valley, May 1966

In many crops, stoop labor is vanishing. The bag and the basket are being replaced by conveyor belts, hoists, and trucks. This broccoli harvester, designed by a graduate of the University of California School of Engineering, is a ‘man-aid.’

Broccoli Harvester, Designed by a Graduate of the University of California School of Engineering, gricultural Extension, Salinas Valley, May 1966

Broccoli Harvester, Designed by a Graduate of the University of California School of Engineering, gricultural Extension, Salinas Valley, May 1966

Lettuce Picker Farm advisor Bill Huffman, Jack Bias, executive vice-president of the local growers' association, and Tom Merrill, farmer, all graduates of the University of California, discuss a lettuce harvester invented by the agricultural engineering department at UC Davis. An electronic sensor determines the maturity of the lettuce head, a curved padle grasps it, a knife cuts the stem, and a conveyor belt moves the lettuce to the waiting truck.

Lettuce Picking Machine , Salinas Valley, 1966

Lettuce Picking Machine ,SalinasValley, 1966