South Coast Research and Extension Center (South Coast REC) was established by the University of California in 1956 as a representative site for agricultural and horticultural research in California's south coastal plain-temperate climatic zone. Located on 200 acres of deep, moderately sloped, alluvial fan soil, the Center and its mild winter climate are conducive to farming a wide range of crops including subtropicals as well as ornamentals for the urban landscape. (more..)
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UC ANR South Coast REC Blog
Added June 23, 2017
If you, or your family and friends have palms in your landscape, be sure to check out the ANR blog post about the South American Palm Weevil and watch the entertaining, and informational video. For all of you foodies out...
Added June 20, 2017
Pollinator Week, June 19–25, 2017: Bee Knowledgeable! —Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program Bees are the most important pollinators of California agriculture—helping us grow field crops, fruits, nuts, and vegetables....
Added March 27, 2017
Do irrigation problems make you run for the hills? Interested in learning simple fixes before they turn into a major issue? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners this coming Saturday, April 1st, for a workshop on ‘Irrigation Basics'. This class...
Added March 22, 2017
Spring is here and often means more landscape pests such as weeds, ants, mosquitoes, etc. Before you reach for the pesticides, please read the following information: National Poison Prevention Week—March 19-25, 2017 —Stephanie...
Added March 15, 2017
Capture your garden in all it's glory this Spring and enter the Over Watering is Out 2017 Photo Contest.