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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Lindcove REC Blog
Added November 3, 2014
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...
Added October 10, 2014
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...
Added September 23, 2014
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...
Added September 2, 2014
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...
Added August 26, 2014
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...