Can Micro-Climate Engineering Save California Pistachios?

Itai Trilnick, Benjamin Gordon, and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 21, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2018

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

climate change, chill portions, pistachio, micro-climate engineering

Citation

Itai Trilnick, Benjamin Gordon, and David Zilberman. "Can Micro-Climate Engineering Save California Pistachios?" ARE Update 21(3)(2018):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2018/21/3/can-micro-climate-engineering-save-california-pist/