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ERIC Number: EJ801436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-30
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Among the Orange Groves of Academe
Monaghan, Peter
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n38 pA8 May 2008
This article describes the Citrus Variety Collection with its curator, Tracy L. Kahn. The collection has two trees each of 1,010 citrus types. They stand in row after row on 22 acres at one edge of the University of California campus at Riverside and serve as a resource for research and a safeguard for diversity. Citrus is a key crop in California, especially in this region, where in the late 19th century, Chinese orchardists brought skills and knowledge from their homeland, a citrus seedbed. In 1910 the Citrus Variety Collection, as part of the Riverside Citrus Experiment Station, began to support the industry. In 1954 the experiment station and the collection became part of the new, Riverside branch of the University of California.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California