John Diener of Five Points, Calif., has been honored as Conservation Tillage Farmer Innovator Award.
Diener grew strip till corn planted into wheat stubble.
Center pivot irrigation systems have been one of the tools Diener has used in developing money and water-saving conservation tillage practices.
Corn growing in wheat stubble.
Center pivots span the horizon on the West Side of California’s San Joaquin Valley.
Presenting John Diener, right, with this year’s Conservation Tillage Farmer Innovator Award are Jeff Mitchell, left, UC Davis cropping systems specialist, and Dan Munk, UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor for Fresno County.
Western Farm Press