Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr

Agriculture

Rice is basic to the diet of more than half the people in the world.

 

The Rice Experiment Station, a cooperative venture of the University, the federal government, and the growers, was established in the Sacramento Valley in 1912.

Farm in the Rice Fields, Sacramento Valley, May 1966

Farm in the Rice Fields, SacramentoValley, May 1966

Irrigated Fields, Agricultural Extension, Salinas Valley, March 1966

Irrigated Fields, Agricultural Extension, Salinas Valley, March 1966

Twenty-one major crops are grown in the Salinas Valley, including strawberries, broccoli, carrots, and sugar beats. Throughout the valley, furrows are a standard two rows to eighty inches, so that tractor-mounted machines for pest control, fertiling, and harvesting can be used interchangeably.  Fleixble, cooperative and higly organized agricultural systems have developed in the Salinas Valley with research, planning, and  advice from the University Agricultural Extension.

Strawberry Fields, Plastic Covers for Fumigation, UC Agricultural Extension, Salinas Valley, March 1966

Strawberry Fields, Plastic Covers for Fumigation, UC Agricultural Extension,SalinasValley, March 1966