UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Selected Publications

Muramoto, Joji, Steven Gliessman, Carol Shennan, Steve Koike, Karen Klonsky, Carolee Bull and Sean Swezey, 2014. Integrated biological and cultural practices can reduce crop rotation period of organic strawberries. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38:603-631.

Browne, Greg, Bruce Lampinen, Brent Holtz, David Doll, Shrinivasa Upadhyaya, Leigh Schmidt, Ravindra Bhat, Vasu Udompetaikul, Robert Coates, Bradley Hanson, Karen Klonsky, Suduan Gao, Dong Wong, Matt Gills, James Gerik and Scott Johnson. 2013. Managing the almond and stone fruit replant disease complex with less soil fumigant. California Agriculture 67(3):128-138.

Fennimore, Steven, Raquel Serohijos, Jayesh Samtani, Husein Ajwa, Krishna Subbarao, Frank Martin, Oleg Daugovish, Dan Legard, Greg Browne, Joji Muramoto, Carol Shennan and Karen Klonsky. 2013. TIF film, substrates and nonfumigant soil disinfestation maintain fruit yields. California Agriculture 67(3):139-146.

Ingels, Charles, Tom Lanini, Karen Klonsky and Richard DeMoura. 2013 Effects of weed and nutrient management practices in organic pear orchards. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS)1001:175-183.

Muramoto, Joji, Steven Gliessman, Carol Shennan, Tom Pisani Gareau, James Leap, Steve Pedersen, Steve Koike, Richard Smith, Mark Bolda, Mark Gaskell, Oleg Daugovish, Karen Klonsky, and Carolee Bull. 2013.  The organic research network project on the central coast of California. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS)1001:35-45.

Mitchell, Jeff, Lyle Carter, Daniel Munk, Karen Klonsky, Robert Hutmacher, Anil Shrestha, Richard De Moura, and Jonathan Wroble. 2012. Evolution of conservation tillage systems for cotton in the San Joaquin Valley. California Agriculture 66(3): 108-115.

Klonsky, Karen. 2012.  Editorial: California agriculture: profitable and growing. California Agriculture 66(3): 78.

Klonsky, Karen. 2012. Growth of the organic strawberry industry in California. Chapter 1 in Organic Strawberry Production Manual, Steven Koike, Carolee Bull, Mark Bolda, and Oleg Daugovish, eds. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, pp. 1 – 4.

Tourte, Laura, Karen Klonsky, Mark Bolda, and Richard De Moura. 2012. Cost of production and economic returns for organic strawberries. Chapter 2 in Organic Strawberry Production Manual, Steven Koike, Carolee Bull, Mark Bolda, and Oleg Daugovish, eds. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, pp. 5 - 14.

Klonsky, Karen. 2012. Comparison of production costs and resource use for organic and conventional production systems.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(2):3114-321.

Mitchell, Jeffrey, Karen Klonsky, Eugene Miyao, Benjamin Aegerter, Anil Shrestha, Dan Munk, Kurt Hembree, Nicholas Madden, and Tony Turini. Evolution of conservation tillage systems for processing tomato in California’s Central Valley. HortTechnology 22(5): 1-10.

Klonsky, Karen. 2012. Conventional or organic?  Blueprints: Produce Professional Quarterly Journal.

Mitchell, Jeffrey, Eugene Miyao, Karen Klonsky and Richard DeMoura. 2012. Cover cropping and conservation tillage in California processing tomatoes. University of California, ANR publications (8405).

Klonsky, Karen. Special Report: Marketing Issues and Opportunities in Organic Agriculture-Introduction. ARE Update 15(6):1-2.

Smoot, K., L. Espino, R. Goodhue, P. Howard, K. Klonsky, and R. Mutters. 2012. Potential economic impacts of draft restrictions to address pesticide drift and runoff: rice case study analysis. ARE Update 15(3):1-4.

Muramoto, Joji, Richard F. Smith, Carol Shennan, Karen M. Klonsky, James Leap, Miriam Silva Ruiz, and Stephen R. Gliessman.  2011. Nitrogen contribution of legume/cereal mixed cover crops and organic fertilizers to an organic broccoli crop.  Horticultural Science 46(8):1154-1162.

Molinar, Richard, Aziz Baameur, Karen Klonsky, and Michael Yang. 2011. California’s small farms: an overview. Chapter 2 in Small Farms Handbook, Laura Tourte and Ben Faber eds., Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, pp 9 -14.

Molinar, Richard, Aziz Baameur, and Karen Klonsky. 2011. Requirements for successful farming. Chapter 3 in Small Farms Handbook, Laura Tourte and Ben Faber eds., Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, pp. 15 - 22.

Klonsky, Karen. Enterprise Selection.  2011. Chapter 5 in Small Farms Handbook, Laura Tourte and Ben Faber eds., Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, pp. 41 – 50.

Klonsky, Karen and Kurt Richter. 2011. A Statistical picture of California’s organic agriculture: 2005 – 2009.  Agricultural Issues Center, University of California.

Slatterly, Edwawrd, Michael Livingston, Catherine Greene, and Karen Klonsky. 2011. Characteristics of conventional and organic apple production in the United States. U.S. Department of Agriculture. FTS-347-01.

Ingels, Chuck, Karen Klonsky, and Richard DeMoura. 2010. Eye on economics: any way you slice it. Blueprints(October, November, December): 86 – 90.

Goodhue, R., K.M. Klonsky, and S. Mohapatra. "Can an Educational Program Be a Substitute for a Regulatory Program that Bans Pesticides? Evidence from a Panel Selection Model." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 92(4) (2010): 956-971.

Smukler, S.M., S. Sanchez-Moreno, S.J. Fonte, H. Ferris, K. Klonsky, A.T. O'Green, K.M. Scow, K.L. Steenwerth, and L.E. Jackson. "Biodiversity and Multiple Ecosystem Functions in an Organic Farmscape." Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 139 (2010): 80-97.

Steinman, K.P., M. Zhang, J.A. Grant, C. Pickel, R.E. Goodhue, and K.M. Klonsky. "Quantifying Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs of Walnut Arthropod Pest Management." Agricultural Systems, 103(5) (2010): 294-306.

Klonsky, K.M. "A Look at California's Organic Agriculture Production." ARE Update, 14(2) (2010): 8-11.

Muramoto, J., R.F. Smith, C. Shennan, K.M. Klonsky, J. Leap, M. Silva Ruiz, and S.R. Gliessman. "Nitrogen Contribution of Legume/Cereal Mixed Cover Crops and Organic Fertilizers to an Organic Broccoli Crop." Hortscience, 46(8) (2011): 1154-1162.

Molinar, R., A. Baameur, K.M. Klonsky and M. Yang. "California's Small Farms: An Overview." Small Farms Handbook. University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources, (2011): 9-12.

Molinar, R., A. Baameur, and K.M. Klonsky. "Requirements for Successful Farming." Small Farms Handbook. University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources, (2011): 15-22.

Slattery, E., M. Livingston, C. Greene, and K.M. Klonsky. "Characteristics of Conventional and Organic Apple Production in the United States." FTS-347-01. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July 2011.

Klonsky, K.M. "Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic Conventional Production Systems." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(2) (2012): 314-321.

Klonsky, Karen M. "Editorial: California Agriculture Profitable and Growing." California Agriculture 66(3) (2012): 78.

Mitchell, J.P., G. Miyao, K.M. Klonsky, and R. DeMoura. "Cover Cropping and Conservation Tillage in California Processing Tomatoes." University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources. (8404) (2012): 1-12.

Klonsky, K., and K. Richter. "A Statistical Picture of California's Organic Agriculture: 2005 – 2009." Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, 2011.

Molinar, R., A. Baameur, K. Klonsky, and M. Yang. "California's Small Farms: An Overview." Small Farms Handbook, L.Tourte and B. Faber eds., pp 9 -14. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, CA, 2010.

Molinar, R., A. Baameur, and K. Klonsky. "Requirements for Successful Farming." Small Farms Handbook, L.Tourte and B. Faber eds., pp. 15 - 22. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, CA, 2010.

Klonsky, K. Enterprise Selection. Small Farms Handbook, L.Tourte and B. Faber eds., pp. 41 – 50. Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, Oakland, CA, 2010.

Steinmann, K.P., M. Zhang, J.A. Grant, C. Pickel, R.E. Goodhue, and K. Klonsky. "Quantifying Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs of Walnut Arthropod Pest Management." Agricultural Systems 103 (2010):294-306.

Smukler, S.M., S.S. Moreno, S.J. Fonte, H. Ferris, K. Klonsky, A.T. O'Green, K.M., Scow, K.L. Steenwerth, and L.E. Jackson. "Biodiversity and Multiple Ecosystem Functions in an Organic Farmscape." Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 139 (2010):80-97.

Goodhue, R.E., K. Klonsky, and S. Mohapatra. "Can an Education Program Be a Substitute for a Regulatory Program That Bans Pesticides? Evidence from a Panel Selection Model." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(4) (2010):956-971.

Brodt, S., K. Klonsky, L. Jackson, S.B. Brush, and S. Smukler. "Factors Affecting Adoption of Hedgerows and Other Biodiversity-Enhancing Features on Farms in California, USA." Agroforestry Systems (2009).

Klonsky, K. "The economic impact of rising input prices on California agriculture." Journal of the ASFMRA (2009):210-220.

Brodt, S., K. Klonsky, and L.A. Thrupp. "Market Potential for Organic Crops in California: Almonds, Hay, and Wine Grapes." Giannini Foundation Information Series 09-1(2009), Davis, University of California, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. 23 p.

Mitchell, J.P., K.M. Klonsky, E.M. Miyao, and K.J. Hembree. "Conservation Tillage Tomato Production in California's San Joaquin Valley." Publication 8330, Oakland, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 11 p., 2009.

Fairweather, J. R. and K.M. Klonsky. "Response to Vanclay et al. on Farming Styles: Q Methodology for Identifying Styles and its Relevance to Extension." Sociologia Ruralis 49(2)(2009):189-198.

Blank, S., K.M. Klonsky, K. Fuller, S. Orloff, and D.H. Putnam. "Hay Harvesting Services Respond to Market Trends." California Agriculture 63(3)(2009):143-148.

Sierra, L., K.M. Klonsky, R. Strochlic, S. Brodt, and R. Molinar. "Factors Associated with Deregistration Among Organic Farmers in California." Davis, California Institute for Rural Studies. 24 p., 2008.

Klonsky, K., J. Hasey, and R. DeMoura. "The Economic Viability of Orchard Production on Small Acreage." Journal of the ASFMRA (2008):74-83.

Elkins, R.B., T.M. DeJong, K.M. Klonsky, and R. DeMoura. "Economic Evaluation of High Density Versus Standard Orchard Configurations: Case Study Using Performance Data for ‘Golden Russet Bosc' Pears." Acta Horticulturae 800(2008):739-746.

Brodt, S., K.M. Klonsky, L. Jackson, S. Brush, and S. Smukler. "Opportunities and Obstacles in Adoption of Biodiversity-Enhancing Features on California Farms." Cultivating the future based on science: proceedings of the second scientific conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (SOFAR), June 18-20, Modena Italy: Volume 2: Livestock, Socio-Economy and Cross Disciplinary Research in Organic Agriculture. Daniel Neuhoff, et al., editors, ISOFAR, pp. 674-677, 2008.

Smukler, S. M., L.E. Jackson, S.S. Moreno, H. Ferris, K.M. Klonsky, A.T. O'Green, K.M. Scow, and A.L. Kreylos. "Enhancing Biodiversity and Multifunctionality of an Organic Farmscape in California's Central Valley." Cultivating the future based on science: proceedings of the second scientific conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (SOFAR), June 18-20, Modena Italy: Volume 2: livestock, socioeconomy and cross disciplinary research in organic agriculture. Daniel Neuhoff, et al., editors, ISOFAR, pp. 654-657, 2008.

Mitchell, J. P., R.J. Southard, N.M. Madden, K.M. Klonsky, J.B. Baker, R.L. DeMoura, W.R. Horwath, D.S. Munk, and W.W. Wallender. "Transition to Conservation Tillage Evaluated in San Joaquin Valley Cotton and Tomato Rotations." California Agriculture 62(2)(2008):74-79.

Klonsky, K. and P. Livingston. "Resource Use Reduction from Conservation Tillage." Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project 8(3)(2008):1-2.

Blank, S.C., K.M. Klonsky, and K. Fuller. "Alfalfa Harvesting Costs: Implications for the Hay Market." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33(3)(2008):489.

Klonsky, K.M., R.B. Elkins, and S.C. Blank. "Economic Considerations." Pear Production and Handling Manual. E.J. Mitcham and R.B. Elkins, eds., pp.17-24. Oakland: University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2007.

Mitchell, J.P., K.M. Klonsky, A. Shrestha, R. Fry, A. DuSault, J. Beyer, and R. Harben. "Adoption of Conservation Tillage in California: Current Status and Future Perspectives." Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 47(12)(2007):1383-1388.

Bond, C.A., K.M. Klonsky, and Y.H. Farzin. "Efficiency and Abatement Costs in Alternative Production Systems." Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project 7(3)(2007):1-4.

Klonsky, K. and K. Richter. "Statistical Review of California's Organic Agriculture: 2000-2005." Davis, University of California, Agricultural Issues Center, 2007: 33.

Klonsky, K. "Organic Agriculture in the 2007 Farm Bill." AIC Farm Bill Brief 3(2007):3. Davis, University of California, Agricultural Issues Center.

Klonsky, K. "Long Term Planning for Crop Production." Selected Topics: Beating the Odds: Reducing Market Risk for Specialty Crops. S.D. Hardesty, ed., pp.2-9. Oakland, CA: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2007.

Klonsky, K., B. Reed, and D.H. Putnam. "Alfalfa Marketing and Economics." Oakland, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Irrigated alfalfa management for Mediterranean and desert zones. C. G. Summers and D. H. Putnam, eds. Oakland: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 8309, 2008.

Browne, G., B. Lampinen, B. Holtz, D. Doll, J. Edstrom, L. Scmidt, S. Upadhyaya, M. Shafii, and K.M. Klonsky. "Integrated Pre-Plant Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Almonds and Other Stone Fruits." Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2007: 4 p.

Klonsky, K.M. "E. Coli in Spinach: Foodborne Illnesses, and Expectations about Food Safety." Vegetables West : Grower & PCA 11(2)(2007):4-7.

Mitchell, J., K.M. Klonsky, A. Shrestha, R. Fry, J. Beyer, R. and Harben. "Conservation Agriculture Technology and Application." China-Canada Conservation Agriculture Forum, Beijing, China, 2006.

Mitchell, J.P., T.K. Hartz, K.K. Klonsky, E.M. Miayo, W.W. Wallender, W.R. Horwath, B.R. Hanson, and D.M. May, "Recent Advances in the Management of Tomato Production Systems in California." Acta Horticulturae 724(2006):165-175.

Seavert, C., H. Hinman, and K.M. Klonsky. "A Crop Profitability Analysis for Long-Term Crop Investments." Agricultural Finance Review 66(1)(2006):125-135.

Goodhue, R.E., S.A. Fennimore, K.M. Klonsky, and H. Ajwa. "After Methyl Bromide: The Economics of Strawberry Production with Alternative Fumigants." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 9(5)(2006):9-11.

Mitchell, J.P., D.S. Munk, B. Prys, K.M. Klonsky, J.F. Wroble, and R.L. Moura. "Conservation Tillage Production Systems Compared in San Joaquin Valley Cotton." California Agriculture 60(3)(2006):140-145.

Klonsky, K. "E. Coli in Spinach, Foodborne Illnesses, and Expectations about Food Safety." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 10(2)(2006):1-4.

Bodt, S., K.M. Klonsky, and L. Tourte. "Farmer Goals and Management Styles: Implications for Advancing Biologically-Based Agriculture." Agricultural Systems 89 (2006): 90-105.

Brodt, S., G. Feenstra, R. Kozloff, K.M. Klonsky, and K. Tourte. "Farmer-Community Connections and the Future of Ecological Agriculture in California." Agriculture and Human Values 23 (2006): 75-88.

Seavert, C., H. Hinman, and K.M. Klonsky. "A Crop Profitability Analysis for Long-Term Crop Investments." Agricultural Finance Review 66 (2006): 125-135.

Danne, K.M., R.J. Smith, K.M. Klonsky, and W.J. Bentley. "Organic Vineyard Management in California." Organic-Research.com. 5 (2005): 37-55.

Klonsky, K.M. and C. Greene. "Widespread Adoption of Organic Agriculture in the U.S.: Are Market-Driven Policies Enough?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Providence, RI, July 26, 2005.

Elkins, R.B., K.M. Klonsky, and R.L. DeMoura. "Cost of Production for Transitioning from Conventional Codling Moth Control to Aerosol-Related Mating Disruption in Pears. Acta Horticulturae 671 (2005): 559-563.

Brodt, S., K.M. Klonsky, L. Tourte, R. Duncan, L. Hendricks, C. Ohmart, and P. Verdegaal. "Influence of Farm Management Style on Adoption of Biologically Integrated Farming Practices in California." Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 19 (2004): 237-247.

Carman, H. and K.M. Klonsky. "Organic Almond, Kiwifruit, and Winter Pear Handlers' Views on Federal Marketing Order Programs." Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 3 (2004): 176-184.

Jackon, L.E., K.M. Klonsky, et. al. "Scientists, Growers Assess Trade-Offs in Use of Tillage, Cover Crops and Compost." California Agriculture 2 (2003): 48-54.

Jetter, K.M., J.M. DiTomaso, D.J. Drake, K.M. Klonsky, M.J. Pitcairn, and D.A. Sumner. "Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle." Exotic Pests and Diseases: Biology and Economics for Biosecurity, Daniel A. Sumner, ed., pp.225-241. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2003.

Klonsky, K.M. and J.P. Mitchell. "Economic Performance of Conservation Tillage for Cotton and Tomato Production in Caliornia." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Agricultural Economics, Denver, CO, 2004.

Mitchell, J.P., D.S. Munk, B. Prys, K.M. Klonsky, J.F. Wroble, and R.L. DeMoura. "Conservation Tillage Production Systems Compared in San Joaquin Valley Cotton." California Agriculture 60 (2006): 140-145.

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