- Author: Therese Kapaun
Four interns from Monrovia Nursery recently toured the research plots and greenhouses at Lindcove REC. The interns are university students or recent graduates from UC Riverside, Texas Tech, Cal State Fresno, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. During their nine week program at Monrovia, the interns learned various plant production processes, such as propagation and pruning, plant health and disease issues, and spent some time with their sales department.
During their tour of Lindcove the interns were introduced to the variety and scope of plant research projects occurring at the Center, and also a citrus budding demonstration in one of the greenhouses.
Specialty Plants Grower Coach Orlando Bejar of Monrovia Nursery brings his interns to tour Lindcove every year. Orlando told us, "At the end of the internship we hope the interns come out with a better sense of what plant production is and if they really want a career in nursery management."
Pictured: Left to Right
Jesus Cerrillos, University of California, Riverside
Emily Graff, Texas Tech University
Orlando Bejar, Monrovia Nursery
Mauro Trujillo, California State University, Fresno
Sydney Ross, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo