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.

Lindcove REC Blog

  • 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...

  • New research plot of Tango mandarins

    Added August 6, 2014
    Digging a new irrigation trench

    A new planting of 500 Tango mandarin trees is scheduled for this month and field preparations are well underway.  Senior Agricultural Technician Jose Hernandez uses heavy equipment to dig a trench for the irrigation line.  The new orchard will...

  • Walnut twig beetle counts decreasing after late spring peak

    Added July 16, 2014
    Yelena Martinez sorts insects under a microscope.

    The emergence cycle of captured walnut twig beetles (WTB) is being documented at LREC.  The tiny beetles, in addition to a suite of other log-dwelling insects (including their parasitoids), emerge nearly year-round from infested walnut logs...

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