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Annual Treatments for Aphids are Reducing Tristeza Virus at Lindcove

Staff Research Associate Therese Kapaun collects leaves at LREC for tristeza virus testing

Each year, with funding provided by the California Citrus Nursery Board, we test every tree at Lindcove for citrus tristeza virus (CTV), a disease that is spread by aphids.  While the infected trees are symptomless, we remove them so that infections do...

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Volatile Organic Compound Research

Cheung on location

Dr. William Cheung is conducting tests at Lindcove REC to profile the response of a Washington navel orange tree infected with citrus tristeza virus (CTV) compared to an uninfected tree.  A mobile sensor employing differential mobility spectrometry (DMS)...

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7:45 AM

New refrigeration units for the cold storage rooms

New packline coolers

With University of California funding, we replaced the refrigeration units in the walk-in cold storage rooms in the packline facility at Lindcove.  This will help us regulate the temperature better in these rooms and allow new and interesting experiments...

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

VOC educational moment

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Volatile organic compounds react with NOx to produce ozone which is an air pollutant affecting human health and plant growth.  Silvano Fares, John Karlik and Allen Goldstein (shown left to right below), provided an imformative 'Featured research seminar'...

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Greenhouse Renovation at LREC

Gerry, Jose T. and Jose H. make improvements in the benches

The benches in the entomology greenhouse at LREC are being renovated in order to better support potted citrus.  Seedlings are grown in this house and used for experiments to test the effects of insecticides on citrus leafminer.  These plants are also...

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM

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