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

  • 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
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    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...

  • Late season blood oranges undergo testing

    Added April 16, 2014
    Blood orange juice  -- photo by Rock Christiano

    This week we tested nine varieties of blood oranges in the Fruit Quality Laboratory.  Recent interest in late season blood oranges prompted the Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) and the Citrus Variety Collection (CVC) programs to collect...

  • APHIS Approved Pest Exclusionary Facility is complete

    Added April 4, 2014
    Physical Plant Mechanic Dan Seymore and assistant Dave Christiansen proudly show off the new greenhouse

    Lindcove's second USDA-APHIS-PPQ Approved Pest Exclusionary greenhouse passed inspection this week, and is now ready for potting materials to be brought in.  Carrizo rootstock seeds will soon be planted in cone flats, and seedlings should be ready...

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