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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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  • Handling the drought?

    Added March 17, 2016

    Well, it doesn't look like we are going to get the rain that was predicted. So, how do we continue to conserve even more precious water? Fear not! I have just the event for you - be sure to check out the OC Garden Friendly event being held at Home Depot...

  • Join the experts.....

    Added February 19, 2016

    Experts Converge in March to Discuss Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution—Tunyalee Martin, UC Statewide IPM Program Wildlife and people have been in the news lately. Perhaps you've heard of coyotes wandering in your neighborhood. You might have also...

  • Before you make those snacks for the big game - read this..

    Added February 2, 2016

    The UC Pest Management Guidelines Just Got Spicier!—Cheryl Reynolds and Petr Kosina, UC Statewide IPM Program Whether or not your favorite team is playing in Sunday's big game, the Super Bowl is often a great excuse to gather with friends and...

  • Great Gifts for Farmers and Gardeners

    Added November 24, 2015

     Shared from UC ANR Publications: Huge selection of our bestselling books on sale right...

  • Keep your fruit trees healthy..

    Added November 10, 2015

    Summer is over, the nights are getting cooler, and the holidays are just around the corner. Before you get caught up in all things merry and bright, take a little time to do some preventive measures now to reduce the pest population that can cause harm...

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