Dryland Cropping May Present a Cost-Effective Response to Dust From Idled Lands
Ayres, Andrew B. and Caitlin A. Peterson
Agricultural lands idled to reduce groundwater demand in California’s Central Valley can generate dust and pose risks for rural communities. To avoid the worst impacts, it may be necessary to support productive alternatives like dryland farming or other mitigation measures.
Dust mitigation, dryland farming, vegetative cover, San Joaquin Valley, rural communities, groundwater management
Ayres, Andrew B. and Caitlin A. Peterson. 2022. "Dryland Cropping May Present a Cost-Effective Response to Dust From Idled Lands." ARE Update 26(2): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.