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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UC ANR South Coast REC Blog
Added April 7, 2015
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...
Added February 2, 2015
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....
Added January 7, 2015
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...
Added October 28, 2014
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...
Added October 23, 2014
UC Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years Submitted by Sheila Peterson The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources celebrated 100 years of its cooperative extension programs at the UCCE South Coast Research and Extension...