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.
Calendar of Events
Lindcove REC Blog
Added June 6, 2014
Dr. Carol Lovatt (UC Riverside, Dept. of Botany and Plant Science) and Elizabeth Fichtner (UC Cooperative Extension Tulare County) continue olive research at Lindcove REC. A foliar application of plant growth regulator treatments in combination...
Added May 28, 2014
In March we budded more than 2000 citrus trees with various scions for upcoming research projects. May is a great time of year to watch the phenomenal growth of vegetation in a greenhouse. Vigorous varieties such as lemons have been...
Added May 8, 2014
Sixty young avocado trees were recently planted in the avocado block at Lindcove REC. Dr. Mary Lu Arpaia (UCANR, CE Subtropical Horticulturist) is introducing new varieties that may show promise for growers in the San Joaquin...
Added April 21, 2014
The Citrus Production Manual is published! For the month of April the price is reduced from $75 to $60! This is the first citrus manual in more than 20 years to cover all the major topics of citrus production including planting, horticulture, pest...
Added April 16, 2014
This week we tested nine varieties of blood oranges in the Fruit Quality Laboratory. Recent interest in late season blood oranges prompted the Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) and the Citrus Variety Collection (CVC) programs to collect...