Lindcove Research and Extension Center
University of California
Lindcove Research and Extension Center

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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

  • Pistachio plant pathology

    Added November 3, 2014
    Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner infests nutritional substrate with Phytopythium.

    Recently, severe root rot and mortality was observed on young potted pistachio rootstock trees housed in a research plot in California.  Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Tulare County and Dr. Cheryl Blomquist, California Department of Food and...

  • Soil Moisture Sensors Installed in Mandarin Research Plots

    Added October 10, 2014
    Craig Hornung installs a soil moisture sensor.

    This week at Lindcove REC the John Deere Company installed two John Deere Field Connect™ soil moisture systems in two of our mandarin research plots.  The systems were donated to Dr. Mikeal Roose of UC Riverside (Dept. of Botany and Plant...

  • Great tasting pummelos

    Added September 23, 2014
    Mato Buntan pummelo

    Pummelo (Citrus maxima) is one of several ancient lineages of citrus thought to have originated in China.  Modern hybridizations of pummelo with orange have resulted in what we know today as grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), however there are many...

  • Small RNAs May Be Involved in Citrus Fruit Quality

    Added September 2, 2014
    Lane Late navels are sliced and quickly frozen on dry ice to preserve small RNA molecules.

    The Lane Late navel block at Lindcove was planted in 1991 and consists of 230 trees on 29 different rootstocks.  Rachel Rattner is a PhD student at UC Riverside working with Dr. Mikeal Roose in the Dept. of Botany and Plant Sciences.  She is...

  • Hybrid trifoliate rootstocks popular in San Joaquin Valley

    Added August 26, 2014
    Hybrid trifoliate seedlings

    Rootstock selection is an important component of commercial citrus production worldwide.  Soil type, scion compatibility, mineral tolerance, disease tolerance, and growth traits are the primary concerns when choosing a rootstock type. Hybrid...

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