Lindcove Research and Extension Center
University of California
Lindcove Research and Extension Center


The Lindcove Research and Extension Center fosters research, education and outreach programs focused primarily on the citrus crop, but also has projects on avocado, olive and pomegranate. We support research projects by University of California academics as well as local and regional partners that address critical needs in horticulture, pests and diseases and breeding new varieties. On this site you will an overview of current research programs, information for researchers on how to submit proposals, a description of the facilities, a calendar and descriptions of educational outreach programs.

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  • World Ag Expo draws visitors to Lindcove REC

    Added February 20, 2015
    Visitors enjoy fresh orange and mandarin slices at the Lindcove Conference Building

    Lindcove REC was kept busy during the World Ag Expo, which is held annually in Tulare.  This year's event took place from February 10-12 and was visited by more than 100,000 attendees.   Busloads of visitors came to LREC for fruit...

  • Fruit Tasting and Display Highlights Citrus Varieties

    Added December 19, 2014
    Parent and child learn about fruit sizing and packing through an engaging hands-on activity.

    Citrus was front and center stage at LREC's annual Fruit Display and Tasting last weekend, December 12-13. The popular holiday tradition attracted hundreds of growers and community members who braved wet conditions on the first day and chilly...

  • Pistachio plant pathology

    Added November 3, 2014
    Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner infests nutritional substrate with Phytopythium.

    Recently, severe root rot and mortality was observed on young potted pistachio rootstock trees housed in a research plot in California.  Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Tulare County and Dr. Cheryl Blomquist, California Department of Food and...

  • Soil Moisture Sensors Installed in Mandarin Research Plots

    Added October 10, 2014
    Craig Hornung installs a soil moisture sensor.

    This week at Lindcove REC the John Deere Company installed two John Deere Field Connect™ soil moisture systems in two of our mandarin research plots.  The systems were donated to Dr. Mikeal Roose of UC Riverside (Dept. of Botany and Plant...

  • Great tasting pummelos

    Added September 23, 2014
    Mato Buntan pummelo

    Pummelo (Citrus maxima) is one of several ancient lineages of citrus thought to have originated in China.  Modern hybridizations of pummelo with orange have resulted in what we know today as grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), however there are many...

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