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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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  • DON'T MISS OUT - OC Garden Friendly Events

    Added February 15, 2017
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  • Is your pesticide safety training in compliance with the new Worker Protection Standard?

    Added February 1, 2017

    We are in the midst of a new and changing era of Worker Protection Standards (WPS). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently published the revised WPS, which is meant to increase...

  • Environmental Education Opportunity

    Added November 3, 2016

    Register today, then help spread the word and share this with your networks! Join us for FIT+ (Forestry Institute for Teachers PLUS), a two-day workshop that provides training in K-12 environmental educationand special access to guest experts and unique...

  • South Coast REC sharing the bounty...

    Added October 27, 2016

    This last spring and summer, pumpkins were grown at South Coast REC as part of a demonstration. We applaud businesses such as TAPS that source locally grown fruits and vegetables, this fall showcasing pumpkins from South Coast REC. Please enjoy...

  • What - rain again?!

    Added October 24, 2016
    Lightening SouthCoastREC

    Yes folks, we have another rainy Monday morning here at South Coast REC. Crazy as our weather has been, 100 degrees one day, 65 degrees the next; it may be time to start thinking about adjusting your irrigation controller if you haven't done so already....

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