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.

Lindcove REC Blog

  • Walnut twig beetle counts decreasing after late spring peak

    Added July 16, 2014
    Yelena Martinez sorts insects under a microscope.

    The emergence cycle of captured walnut twig beetles (WTB) is being documented at LREC.  The tiny beetles, in addition to a suite of other log-dwelling insects (including their parasitoids), emerge nearly year-round from infested walnut logs...

  • Alternate bearing research continues at Lindcove REC

    Added June 6, 2014
    Toan Khuong olives

    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...

  • Greenhouse plants going gangbusters

    Added May 28, 2014
    Newly budded citrus trees in a greenhouse

    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...

  • Evaluation of new avocado varieties

    Added May 8, 2014
    Senior agricultural technicians Gerry Perez and Jose Hernandez planting avocado trees

    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...

  • New Citrus Production Manual is Available!

    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...

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