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 August 17, 2015
Yes, we are in a drought. No this isn't the first one, and based on prior history, it won't be our last. More than the last three years we have been significantly well below the average rainfall for Orange County which is between 10-14 inches. Regardless...
Added August 4, 2015
REMINDER!! PITAHAYA SEMINAR AND FIELD DAY This year's Pitahaya Seminar will be held on August 21, 2015 in San Marcos, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. TOPICS COVERED (subject to change): Pest and Regulatory Updates for San Diego...
Added July 31, 2015
Long overdo is a big welcome to our newest, if you can call having been here for nine months 'new', team player - Niamh Quinn, Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor for Cooperative Extension. Arriving here from her native home of Ireland, Niamh's career in the...
Added June 24, 2015
Orange County Farm Bureau hosted their annual Steak Fry Fundraiser and celebration of the groundbreaking for phase one of the expansion of the UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center, at UC ANR South Coast REC on June 13, 2015. Bill Frost,...
Added June 16, 2015
A group of 109 gathered for a casual lunch to celebrate the twenty-eight years of service that Dr. John Kabashima, Environmental Horticulture Advisor for Orange County, has dedicated to the UC ANR Cooperative Extension. Attendees included...