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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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  • 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....

  • A gift from Mother Nature....

    Added October 17, 2016
    RainyDay SCREC

    Rain in Southern California? Yes it really does happen.  It was so pleasing to wake during the middle of the night only to hear rain on the roof. What is especially nice is that it is coming down very slow. This constant light mist/drizzle is...

  • Kuroshio Shot-Hole Borer Damage

    Added September 2, 2016
    Invasive KuroshioShotHoleBorer

    During a recent interview with Channel 6 News in San Diego, Dr. John Kabashima calls for vigilance in combating the Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer that is devastating the Tijuana River Valley. Click on the link below to watch the full...

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