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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

  • Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit) Festival 2014

    Added August 26, 2014
    Visitors choose cuttings from various varieties

    Last weekend, The UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center and the San Diego County UC Cooperative Extension held the annual Pitahaya Field Day at the South Coast REC in Irvine, CA. Over a hundred people were in attendance for the event, which...

  • Creatures in the night...

    Added August 4, 2014

    Check out some of our neighbors strolling the Foothill Transportation Corridor. Footage courtesy of Dr. Winston Vickers, of the Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis.  

  • The UCCE Master Gardeners Give Garden Advice at the Orange County Fair

    Added July 25, 2014
    OC Fair Blog Post (1)

      Have a pest problem on your potatoes? Caterpillars on your cucumbers? Mold on your melons? Come on down and visit with the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners at the Orange County Fair! From now to the end of the Fair (August 10th),...

  • UC Riverside and UC Cooperative Extension Discuss Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer at the Huntington Library

    Added July 23, 2014
    PSHB Blog Post 1

    Dr. Akif Eskalen, University of California – Riverside, and Dr. John Kabashima, University of California Cooperative Extension – Orange County, gave a demonstration of the symptoms caused by the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (also known as...

  • Second Harvest of Orange County Picks Citrus to Feed the Hungry

    Added July 23, 2014
    Second Harvest Blog Post 1

    On Friday, July 11th, Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers from all over Orange County picked fruit for distribution to the hungry. Over the course of five hours, a truckload of citrus was gleaned from the University of California ANR South Coast...

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