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Earwig experiment begins

Researchers release earwigs to study their impact on young citrus

Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, with the help of assistants Sara, Jennifer and Jamie, is releasing earwigs into the blue arena surrounding this young citrus tree.  The purpose of the release is to study the level of damage earwigs cause to young citrus at...

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM

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

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