Call for new research proposals FY 23-24
22963 Carson Ave
EXETER, CA 93221
Contact: Jasmin Del Toro: 559-592-2408 ext 1151
Sponsor: Lindcove Research and Extension Center

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.


Proposal Process:

Proposals are due June 15, 2023.  To submit a proposal, go to the UC LREC website, 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:             

If you have any questions regarding Land, Labor & Facilities contact Donald Cleek, Superintendent · 559-730-8176 · E-mail:

For information on the submission of proposals contact Jasmin Del Toro, Business Officer,

559-592-2408 Ext 1151 · E-mail:

call for Research Proposals 2023-2024