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 26, 2014
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...
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.
Added July 25, 2014
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 LibraryAdded July 23, 2014
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...
Added July 23, 2014
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...