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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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  • Short DPR CE Units? Check out the online courses from UC IPM...

    Added November 9, 2017

    It's time for DPR license and certificate holders renew—get units via online courses from UC IPM —Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program   November has arrived, and before you know it we'll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a...

  • Say What?! A Tasting For Persimmons and Cherimoyas????

    Added November 4, 2017

    Yes, you read correctly. The UC ANR South Coast REC will have several varieties of cherimoyas available to taste in addition to the persimmons during our annual "persimmon" tasting on Thursday, November 9th. Come on...

  • Garden Chemicals - Should you or shouldn't you?

    Added August 24, 2017
    IPM Components

    The City of Irvine has an Integrated Pest Management Plan – What does that mean to me?   The state law is clear. The City of Irvine's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy does not affect the use of pesticides on a private property,...

  • National Honey Bee Day

    Added August 18, 2017

    We are all a buzz here at South Coast REC. Why? Well, tomorrow is National Honey Bee Day. Read more from Stephanie Parreira: August 19th is National Honey Bee Day: Dr. Elina Niño reminds us to help honey bees cope with pests —Stephanie...

  • Introduction to Image Processing and GIS for Natural Resources Workshop

    Added August 3, 2017

    Introduction to Image Processing and GIS for Natural Resources UC South Coast Research and Extension Center 7601 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92618 Thursday, September 14th, 2017, from 11:00am to 4:00pm Click Here for Map...

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