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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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  • Visitors Help Control Rodent Population

    Added May 29, 2015
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    Managing the rodent population on 200 acres of open ag fields is not easy task for Center staff, especially when surrounding areas have been developed, or are in the process of being developed. The question is always asked what is the best method? Well,...

  • UC ANR Celebrates National AG Day at the State Capital

    Added April 7, 2015
    Thousands honor California agriculture.

    Joined by industry participants such as the Almond Board, California Department of Food and Agriculture, California Milk Advisory Board, FFA & 4-H, California Cattleman's Association, and the Dairy Council of California, UC ANR and others gathered...

  • 2015 Cherimoya Blind Taste Test

    Added February 2, 2015
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                 The South Coast Research and Extension Center opened up it gates to invited guests, the California Rare Fruit Growers Assoc. and the UCCE Master Gardeners on Friday, January 23, 2015....

  • UC ANR South Coast REC welcomes Cooperative Extension

    Added January 7, 2015
    A UCCE100+Slogan+RECS+UCANR

    UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension welcomes the Orange County Cooperative Extension unit to their new home. Comprised of wonderful community programs such as 4-H, Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers, and EFNEP, in addition to leading experts...

  • 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...

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