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Agra Tech Helps Keep Insects Out

Agra Tech Helps Keep Insects Out | Agra Tech

Positive-pressure greenhouses fulfill research station’s need.

The Lindcove Research and Extension Center (LREC) at the University of California is the home of a program that’s responsible for the introduction, therapy, pathogen testing and distribution of germplasm to the citrus industry and researchers of California and other states. Since the 1960s, when the first Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) trees were planted at LREC, the CCPP has found it necessary to move its operations from open field plantings to protective screen structures and, finally, to positive-pressure greenhouses. The goal is to keep harmful insects away from valuable germplasm.

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Published on:
05/30/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Structure  Insect Exclusion  Positive Pressure