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

  • 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...

  • Alternate bearing research continues at Lindcove REC

    Added June 6, 2014
    Toan Khuong olives

    Dr. Carol Lovatt (UC Riverside, Dept. of Botany and Plant Science) and Elizabeth Fichtner (UC Cooperative Extension Tulare County) continue olive research at Lindcove REC.  A foliar application of plant growth regulator treatments in combination...

  • 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...

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