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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  • 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
    FSF logo

    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,...

  • UCCE Tulare County and Lindcove Research and Extension Center co-host College of the Sequoias interns

    Added June 24, 2015
    SUREGE interns

    University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in Tulare County and the Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) co-hosted three College of the Sequoias (COS) interns enrolled in the SURGE (Student Undergraduate Research Group Experience)...

  • Implications of foliar phosphite applications on pistachio rootstock

    Added May 4, 2015
    Pistachio leaf morphology

    California nut growers have benefited from the use of phosphite products, marketed and sold both as fertilizers and EPA-labeled fungicides.  These products offer plant protection from root and crown diseases caused by a group of pathogens known as...

  • Citrus Education at the Library

    Added April 7, 2015
    Citrus Farmers Mkt Collage 1

    The Lindcove Research and Extension Center partnered with the Tulare Public Library on March 28 to present a special Kids' Citrus Farmers Market at the Library. The event incorporated the Library's ag-themed motto, "Come Grow with TPL,"...

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