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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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  • 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...

  • Learning to live in our climate..

    Added August 17, 2015

    Yes, we are in a drought. No this isn't the first one, and based on prior history, it won't be our last. More than the last three years we have been significantly well below the average rainfall for Orange County which is between 10-14 inches. Regardless...

  • Pitahaya Seminar & Field Day 2015

    Added August 4, 2015

    REMINDER!!      PITAHAYA  SEMINAR AND FIELD DAY This year's Pitahaya Seminar will be held on August 21, 2015 in San Marcos, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. TOPICS COVERED (subject to change): Pest and Regulatory Updates for San Diego...

  • Have you met the 'Rat Whacker'?

    Added July 31, 2015
    Niamh Quinn, Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor

    Long overdo is a big welcome to our newest, if you can call having been here for nine months 'new', team player - Niamh Quinn, Area Vertebrate Pest Advisor for Cooperative Extension. Arriving here from her native home of Ireland, Niamh's career in the...

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