After Methyl Bromide: The Economics of Strawberry Production with Alternative Fumigants

Goodhue, Rachael E., Steven A. Fennimore, Karen Klonsky, and Husein Ajwa

from ARE Update Vol. 9, No. 5, May/June, 2006

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Abstract

The value of California farmland is found to be influenced by climate-related variables such as degree days and available irrigation water, controlling for other influences such as soil quality and the proximity of urban areas. A measure of the impact of global warming on California agriculture is given by the change in farmland value estimated to result from changes in temperature, which affects degree days, and patterns of precipitation, which in turn affects water availability. Preliminary findings suggest the impact will be large and negative in a “business as usual” scenario, and modest but still negative in a scenario characterized by fairly stringent controls on greenhouse gas emissions.

Keywords

fumigant, methyl bromide, ozone, strawberry, profit, permeable

Citation

Goodhue, Rachael E., Steven A. Fennimore, Karen Klonsky, and Husein Ajwa. "After Methyl Bromide: The Economics of Strawberry Production with Alternative Fumigants." ARE Update 9(5)(2006):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2006/9/5/after-methyl-bromide-the/