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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Lindcove REC Blog

  • Bloom treatments established in LREC olive block for alternate bearing research

    Added April 29, 2016
    Kurt Schmidt, LREC Superintendent, and Carol Lovatt, Professor of Plant Physiology, Emeritus, and Professor in the Graduate Division, discuss application of treatments at bloom.

    Dr. Carol Lovatt, Professor of Plant Physiology, Botany, and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside, worked with Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Tulare County Farm Advisor, to prepare a ‘Manzanillo'  olive block at the Lindcove Research and Extension...

  • LREC and UCCE educate NY metropolitan area school children about California agriculture

    Added April 21, 2016
    Kurt Schmidt and Elizabeth Fichtner answer questions posed by elementary school students at Stewart School in Garden City, NY.

    Kurt Schmidt, Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) Superintendent and Elizabeth Fichtner, Farm Advisor, UCCE Tulare County, video-conferenced with the second grade classes of Mrs. Stella Guiry and Mrs. Jennifer Solano at Stewart School in Garden...

  • Lemon rootstock trial

    Added April 20, 2016
    Therese Kapaun measures trunk diameters using electronic calipers.

    Dr. Mikeal Roose (UC Riverside, Dept. of Botany and Plant Science) is establishing a new lemon rootstock trial at Lindcove REC.  About 200 Limoneira 8A trees on 12 different rootstocks will be planted next week.  Dr....

  • Lindcove REC Now Hosts Walnut Research

    Added April 13, 2016
    Don Cleek, LREC Ag Supervisor, augering tree holes in advance of planting.

    Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) continues to diversify it's crop portfolio with the addition of a new walnut block housing two research trials. On April 11, 2016 UCCE Farm Advisor, Elizabeth Fichtner, established both a rootstock...

  • UC ANR hosts VTEC Students at Lindcove REC

    Added March 14, 2016
    VTEC Students Learn About Ag Careers

    UCCE Tulare County and UC Riverside hosted local high school students from the Visalia Technical Early College (VTEC) High School for a career development program at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC).  Beth...

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