Can Micro-Climate Engineering Save California Pistachios?
Itai Trilnick, Benjamin Gordon, and David Zilberman
Pistachio orchards in the San Joaquin Valley are threatened by warming winters. Researchers found a way to lower tree temperatures during the winter, a solution concept we term “Micro-Climate Engineering.” We assess the economic gains from this innovation at $1-4 billion yearly in 2030. We believe this type of solution will play a major role in climate change adaptation.
climate change, chill portions, pistachio, micro-climate engineering
Itai Trilnick, Benjamin Gordon, and David Zilberman. 2018. "Can Micro-Climate Engineering Save California Pistachios?" ARE Update 21(3): 1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.