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Field Cultural Care




Agricultural Operations provides space and services for row crop field research projects in Riverside and Coachella. Services available include: land preparation, bedding, planting, pre-plant fertilizer, pre-emergent herbicides, planting as seed or transplants, irrigation setup, irrigation, cultivation, pest management, and weed control. Agricultural Operations has experience growing the row crops that are produced commercially in Southern California as well as many experimental introductions. Services for specialized cultural practices for research are also available.


  • land preparation
  • bedding
  • planting
  • pre-plant fertilizer
  • pre-emergent herbicides
  • plant seeds or transplant
  • irrigation set-up
  • cultivation
  • pest management
  • weed control
  • Asian Citrus Psyllid control


  • $29.00/hour

Tree Crop Cultural Activities

January Pruning, topping, hedging of citrus.
January/February Fertigation of citrus trees.
January-March Asian Citrus Psyllid Control
March Foliar micro-nutrient applications in selected locations.
April Spring pre-emergent herbicide applications.
4 to 6 weeks in duration.
April/May Fertigation of citrus trees.
June-July Asian Citrus Psyllid Control
August/September Fertigation of citrus trees.
September-November Asian Citrus Psyllid Control
November Fall pre-emergent herbicide applications.
4 to 6 weeks in duration.
Throughout the year as needed Glyphosate applications for routine weed control. Pruning, skirting, and suckering of citrus and avocados

For a two week irrigation schedule for a field in Riverside, please click the button below. Fields located in Coachella Valley have no online irrigation schedules at this time.

To request a different week of irrigation or for a calendar year's worth of irrigation for a specific field, please call (951) 827-5906 or email Agops@ucr.edu

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