EXETER, CA 93221
Lindcove Research & Extension Center Call for Research Proposals 2023-2024
Lindcove Research & Extension Center (LREC), located in the foothills of Tulare County, has land, labor, and facilities available for 2023-2024 research projects. The Research Advisory Committee reviews proposals and projects are evaluated based on scientific merit and regional need. While LREC is primarily a citrus research center, avocado, and walnut trees are also grown here, and other crops are welcome.
Open ground available for planting:
- Field 73N 1.72 acres
Citrus orchards available for research:
- Cutter Valencia on C35 rootstock (Field 21) 4.10 acres, planted 1992
- Parent Navel on C-35 rootstock (Field 22) 4.0 acres, planted 1992
- Valencia strains on mixed rootstock (Field 11S), 1.94 acres, planted 1993
- Mixed Citrus, (Field 53E) .50 acres
Facilities and Support staff:
The electronic fruit grading system in the packline provides individual fruit data including weight, size, volume, number, scarring, texture, Brix and color. The packline also has a high-pressure fruit washer, waxer and dryer. Three cold storage rooms that hold 60 fruit bins each, walk-in cold boxes, and de-greening rooms have the capability for ethylene gassing. The Fruit Quality Evaluation Laboratory is capable of evaluating rind thickness, granulation, texture, puff and crease, juice weights, Brix, sugar/acid ratio and the California standard. A Staff Research Associate located at the Center is available to provide field and laboratory data collection.
Proposals are due June 15, 2023. To submit a proposal, go to the UC LREC website http://lrec.ucanr.edu/, click on the ‘research’ tab, then the ‘submitting a proposal’ tab, then the ‘Proposal management’ tab. Detailed instructions on how to submit a proposal can be downloaded using the ‘User Guide’ link on the RAC project management page.
If you have any questions regarding Research contact Ashraf El-Kereamy, Director · 661-703-4678 · Email: email@example.com
If you have any questions regarding Land, Labor & Facilities contact Donald Cleek, Superintendent · 559-730-8176 · E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the submission of proposals contact Jasmin Del Toro, Business Officer,
559-592-2408 Ext 1151 · E-mail: email@example.com.