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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  • LREC Plant Pathology Lab Receives and Passes CDFA Compliance Inspection

    Added January 28, 2016
    Sabrine Dhaouadi (left), visiting scientist, and Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Tulare farm advisor (right) introduce Stephanie Theodore (center) to the new pathology facility at LREC.

    Over the past year and a half, UCCE Tulare County Farm Advisor Elizabeth Fichtner and Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) Director Beth Grafton-Cardwell have transformed unused space at LREC into a fully-functioning plant...

  • Rare Fruit Growers visit Lindcove REC

    Added January 25, 2016
    Adrian Buckley examines the Bouquet de Fleurs sour orange.  Photo by Dan Willey.

    Around 25 members of the California Rare Fruit Growers recently visited Lindcove REC.  The event was sponsored by the Sequoia chapter of the club, and Therese Kapaun (Staff Research Associate) was on hand to guide the visitors through the...

  • Lindcove Display and Tasting was a Wonderful Event

    Added December 18, 2015

    The Annual Lindcove Fruit Display and Tasting Event was a great success once again.  On Friday, citrus growers were treated with tours of the Citrus Clonal Protection Program, sensory taste testing, new varieties from the UCR breeding program and a...

  • UCCE and LREC team up with CSU Bakersfield to educate microbiology students

    Added October 26, 2015
    Dr. Francis laboratory

    Dr. Isolde Francis, a new faculty member at CSU Bakersfield, invited Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Tulare County Advisor, and Therese Kapaun, Lindcove Research and Extension Center Staff Research Associate, to design an undergraduate lab practical to teach...

  • Visiting scientist conducts doctoral research at new LREC pathology lab

    Added October 26, 2015
    Sabrine Dhaouadi in LREC greenhouse, setting up root disease studies.

    Sabrine Dhaouadi, a visiting scientist from Tunisia, will be working with Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Tulare County Advisor, at the pathology laboratory at Lindcove Research and Extension Center from October 2015-March 2016.  Sabrine is...

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