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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  • 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,"...

  • Western Regional Research and Extension Center Directors tour Lindcove

    Added March 30, 2015
    Lindcove citrus tour

    Western region Research and Extension Directors from California, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon Wyoming and Colorado met at the Kearney Research and Extension Center to discuss programs and potential collaborations.  As part of their meeting they toured...

  • Citrus Show and Tell

    Added March 18, 2015
    Roberta Barton delivers an agriculture lesson.

    Second and third grade students at Snowden Elementary School in Farmersville learned all about citrus this month. Roberta Barton, ANR Community Educator, teamed up with Grilda Gomez, Tulare County CE Nutrition Educator, to visit 125 students in...

  • World Ag Expo draws visitors to Lindcove REC

    Added February 20, 2015
    Visitors enjoy fresh orange and mandarin slices at the Lindcove Conference Building

    Lindcove REC was kept busy during the World Ag Expo, which is held annually in Tulare.  This year's event took place from February 10-12 and was visited by more than 100,000 attendees.   Busloads of visitors came to LREC for fruit...

  • Fruit Tasting and Display Highlights Citrus Varieties

    Added December 19, 2014
    Parent and child learn about fruit sizing and packing through an engaging hands-on activity.

    Citrus was front and center stage at LREC's annual Fruit Display and Tasting last weekend, December 12-13. The popular holiday tradition attracted hundreds of growers and community members who braved wet conditions on the first day and chilly...

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