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 May 23, 2018
Hosted by UC ANR South Coast REC, Cooperative Extension, and the Orange County Farm Bureau, programs that provide agricultural education to an increasingly urban population, local high schools participated in workshops at the South...
Added April 20, 2018
If you are planning to do your part for the environment this Sunday by planting in your garden, be sure to check out the article below about UC IPM's new insectary plants webpage by Stephanie Parreira - you will be glad you did! Home is...
Added March 14, 2018
Spring will be here in just another week which makes me start thinking about getting out in the garden to plant - maybe you are too. In honor of 'National Learn About Butterflies Day' why not plant a few varieties that will attract and provide nectar...
Added February 7, 2018
As part of the California climate, periodic droughts will continue to be cause for concern when it comes to managing water use. UC recently launched a video series that addresses awareness and planning during a drought and in times of abundant...
Added February 2, 2018
If you are growing any crops, rural or urban, please be sure to fill out the the Census of Agriculture. This census counts farms and ranches and those who operate them. Whether small or large plots of land, your response counts if $1,000 or more of...