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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  • University interns tour Lindcove REC

    Added September 8, 2015
    Monrovia tour group

    Four interns from Monrovia Nursery recently toured the research plots and greenhouses at Lindcove REC.  The interns are university students or recent graduates from UC Riverside, Texas Tech, Cal State Fresno, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo....

  • Gene expression in Lane Late navels

    Added August 28, 2015
    Immature Lane Late navel fruit (Citrus sinensis)

    Rachel Rattner is beginning her 5th year in the Plant Biology Ph.D program at UC Riverside working under Dr. Mikeal Roose. She is working on a research project that investigates the significance of small RNA molecules in grafted citrus and their impact...

  • Leaffooted Bug Research Initiated at Lindcove REC

    Added August 7, 2015
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    Kris Tollerup, UC IPM Advisor stationed at the Kearney Ag Center, is initiating a study on insecticide treatments for leaffooted bug in pomegranate at Lindcove.  According to Kris, leaffooted bug populations are normally lowered by cold winter...

  • Annual Citrus Tristeza Virus Testing at LREC

    Added July 23, 2015
    Blots develop a dark purple stain if they contain CTV.

    Each year the Lindcove Research and Extension Center tests every field tree for citrus tristeza virus (CTV), with funding from the California Citrus Nursery Board.  This plant virus can be found in citrus trees worldwide, and certain strains of...

  • Calling All Teen Leaders

    Added July 2, 2015
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    California 4-H Food Smart Families is recruiting teens to serve as volunteer leaders for nutrition programs in Fresno County and Tulare County. Programs will launch at school sites and afterschool locations this fall. Teens will volunteer as mentors,...

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