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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..)

Please explore our website. Specific contents include announcements, calendar reminders, local weather,  along with past and current research reports.

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    By Tammy Majcherek
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    By Cheryl Reynolds
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    Thanks to the abundance of rain received this past winter and spring, your landscape may be like mine, flourishing with vegetation that I did not plant. In other words, weeds, plants of no value growing vigorously in my garden, some even choking out...

    By Tammy Majcherek
    Author - Community Educator II
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    By Tammy Majcherek
    Author - Community Educator II
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     From Pests in the Urban Landscape: The Vertebrate Pest Council is hosting a seminar series this year in conjunction with new partner Target Specialty Products. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about wildlife management of a number...

    By Tammy Majcherek
    Author - Community Educator II