South Coast Research and Extension Center
South Coast Research and Extension Center
South Coast Research and Extension Center
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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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  • What's all the bzzz about?

    Added August 14, 2018
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    Are you among the growing group that have taken up beekeeping? Whether you are a backyard hive enthusiast, or operate a large scale production, in honor of National Honey Bee Day 2018 this coming Saturday, August 18th, 2018, be sure to check out the...

  • Celebrating Avocados

    Added July 31, 2018
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    It's National Avocado Day - a fruit truly worth celebrating. Yes, it is often synonymous with guacamole, the Super Bowl of dips, but it is so much more. Read on for some interesting information from NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY -...

  • Update to 'Free App to Help 'Save Our Citrus'

    Added July 23, 2018
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    Linda Haque, a UC Master Gardener from Ventura County, wrote me to suggest our readers try the 'highly informative, easy to navigate site from Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Ph.D, one of the main UC entomologists in the public educational outreach...

  • FREE App to help 'Save Our Citrus'

    Added July 6, 2018

    Help save California citrus by identifying and reporting the four leading citrus diseases: citrus greening, citrus black spot,  citrus canker, and sweet orange scab using the free app from the United States Department of Agriculture...

  • Invasive species... What can be done?

    Added June 13, 2018

    Summer—it's a time for swimming, BBQs, camping, and eating invasive species   Last week during California Invasive Species Action Week (June 2 – June 10), we highlighted several pests, but there are many more invasive species out...

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