Citrus Life Cycle Analysis
Researchers at the University of California, Davis (UCD) with support from the Citrus Research Board (CRB) have developed this brief survey to support baseline data collection efforts for a California citrus industry-wide life cycle analysis project. The goal of this project is to quantify the net environmental benefits and impacts of citrus production in a typical citrus production year (2021-2023) to address questions being posed by major retailers about the industry's sustainability efforts.
No identifying information will be made public in any way - results will be aggregated and presented on a county-wide or statewide basis only. The survey information collected will be available only to UCD researchers and CRB staff directly involved in this project. Please complete the survey for a single orchard site. It can be completed multiple times for different orchards.
The survey has two parts:
The first is an overall summary of the whole orchard. This part should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.
The optional second part is a more detailed block by block survey, where specific inputs and orchard details can be input. This part may take up to 30-45 minutes to complete, but will allow us to provide you with a detailed case-study report for your particular orchards environmental performance and greenhouse gas/ water/ energy footprints. This report will show you where your orchard stands compared to industry and regional averages, and indicate which specific practices and factors are most impactful to reveal "hotspots" that can be targeted to improve environmental performance and sustainability.
UC Davis is happy to walk through the survey with you and help in filling it out. Please email Elias Marvinney firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. It may be helpful to have records like utility bills, etc. readily available for reference.
If you elect to complete the more detailed part of the survey, please follow this link:
We greatly appreciate your help in gathering this data!