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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

  • CANCELLATION - UC ANR South Coast REC Persimmon Tasting

    Added October 28, 2014
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    Regrettably, I am writing to inform you that we will be cancelling the persimmon tasting this year. Due to the drought and unseasonably warm weather through-out the year, our harvest is much lower than anticipated. If I may , I would like to suggest an...

  • University of California Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 years

    Added October 23, 2014
    Statewide Master Gardener Program

    UC Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years Submitted by Sheila Peterson  The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources celebrated 100 years of its cooperative extension programs at the UCCE South Coast Research and Extension...

  • Reserve the Date...

    Added September 11, 2014

    Don't miss out on all of the fun at the 6th Annual UC ANR Education Expo on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Click on the link below to check out the schedule of events for the day.

  • 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.  

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