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Lindcove REC calls for research proposals

Lindcove Research & Extension Center (LREC), located in the foothills of Tulare County, has land, labor and facilities available for 2021-22 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, walnut and olive trees are also grown there and other crops are welcome. 

Field 81E has .45 acres of open ground available for planting.

Citrus orchards available for research:

  • Cutter Valencia on C35 rootstock (Field 21), 4.10 acres, planted 1992
  • Washington Navel on Troyer rootstock (Field 93), 4.5 acres, planted 1983
  • Valencia strains on mixed rootstock (Field 11S), 2.5 acres, planted 1993
  • Mixed Clementines on Carrizo rootstock (Field 73N), 1.72 acres, planted 2004
  • Lemons on unknown rootstock (Field 82E), 1.15 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 May 28, 2021. 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 of 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, at (559) 592-2408 Ext 1154 or ashrafe@ucr.edu.

If you have any questions regarding land, labor or facilities, contact Kurt Schmidt, superintendent at (559) 592-2408 Ext 1153 or krschmidt@ucanr.edu.

For information on submission of proposals, contact Jasmin Del Toro, business officer, at (559) 592-2408 Ext 1151 or jzdeltoro@ucanr.edu.

Posted on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 10:33 AM

Sierra Foothill REC seeks proposals

The UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) is soliciting proposals to support new and continuing research on rangeland and oak woodland ecology and management, beef cattle health, production and management, as well as related agricultural and natural resource themes important to California.

Basic resources and facilities to support research include 5,000 acres of northern Sierra foothill oak woodland–annual grass rangeland as well as irrigated pastures, riparian areas and access to the Yuba River. An approximately 160 head cow-calf herd and access to up to 300 head of steers/heifers is available to support animal production, animal health and grazing research. SFREC maintains a dry lab for sample processing, a dormitory as well as large and small conference rooms.

The Center's Research Advisory Committee will evaluate proposed research for scientific merit and regional need. Approved projects will be eligible for center-provided support, which includes land, labor, technical assistance, equipment and facilities.

Proposals may be submitted through the REC Manage System via the SFREC website at http://sfrec.ucanr.edu

For further information regarding research opportunities, contact Dustin Flavell, SFREC interim director at (530) 639-8803 or dkflavell@ucanr.edu, or visit sfrec.ucanr.edu.

 

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1:16 PM

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety calls for proposals

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is seeking proposals for short-term research, outreach or educational projects on a wide range of topics that address occupational health and safety in agriculture in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada. Find the call for proposals at https://aghealth.ucdavis.edu/funding/rapid-response.

Organizations, faculty and Cooperative Extension advisors may request up to $15,000. Graduate students may request up to $10,000. Proposals are due on or before April 2, 2021, 5 p.m. Pacific time, and funds must be spent by Sept. 29, 2021. 

Email aghealth@ucdavis.edu with any questions.

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:43 AM

Intermountain REC seeks research proposals

Rob Wilson discusses research on onion white rot at a 2018 field day.

The Intermountain Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals from researchers for new and continuing research projects in 2021-22. 

IREC is a 140-acre research facility located at 4,000 feet elevation near the Oregon border. The Center specializes in crops grown in Northeast California including potato, small grain, onion, peppermint, forage grasses and alfalfa; however, most cool season field and vegetable crops can be accommodated and grown at the center.

Research topics of interest include variety development, integrated pest management, irrigation management, plant nutrition and agriculture-wildlife interactions. Available facilities and equipment include a greenhouse, controlled post-harvest facility, drying ovens, an automated potato grading line, a mini-still for essential oil extraction, clean and dirty laboratory spaces, specialized small plot pressurized irrigation equipment, research-adapted small plot planters and harvesters, and a full line of commercial farm equipment for field and vegetable crop production.

IREC also has a multi-purpose conference and laboratory building for extension events with high-speed internet connection, wifi, and audio-visual equipment for video conferencing. Technical assistance is available for all farming practices, field instrumentation and equipment operation, data collection, and data entry and analysis.

The center's Research Advisory Committee will evaluate proposed research for scientific merit and regional need. Approved projects will be eligible for center-provided support, which includes land, labor, technical assistance, equipment and facilities.

Questions about the research proposal process or about research opportunities at IREC should be directed to Rob Wilson, center director, or Darrin Culp, center superintendent at (530) 667-5117.

Proposals may be submitted into the REC Manage System via the IREC website at IREC Proposal Submission http://irec.ucanr.edu/Research/Submitting_a_Proposal beginning Jan. 21 and are due no later than March 1, 2021.

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety calls for proposals

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is seeking research and outreach proposals on a wide range of topics that address occupational health and safety in agriculture in Arizona, California, Hawaii and/or Nevada. 

  • Small Grant Program funding is for the 2020–2021 academic year. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars may request up to $10,000. Faculty may request up to $30,000. Proposals are due on or before Aug. 21, 2020, 5 p.m. PT.
  • Outreach and Education funding is open to faculty, Ph.D. students or postdoctoral scholars, Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors and non-profit organizations. Funding requests may be submitted for up to $10,000; most awards will be $5,000 to $7,500. Proposals are due on or before Sept. 25, 2020, 5 p.m. PT.

Please share with interested parties and email aghealth@ucdavis.edu with any questions.

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:02 PM

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