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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  • Slow but destructive - the Italian White Snail

    Added June 11, 2018
    Italian white snails 2

    Authors: Tunyalee Martin and Cheryl Wilen   Italian White Snail Slowly Becoming an Invasive Pest (Again)   Sometimes an invasive pest takes a while to become invasive. The Invasive Species Council of California defines an invasive species...

  • Invasive species…not very a-peel-ing Tunyalee Martin – UC Statewide IPM Program

    Added June 5, 2018
    Citrus invasives

      Citrus plants can be hosts for invasive pests. Knowing what pests are invasive and how to avoid them is an important part of nursery production. If you work in a citrus nursery, you play an important role in looking for invasive pests and...

  • Friend or Foe? Fighting the good fight..

    Added June 1, 2018
    Erigeron karvinskianus aka Santa Barbara Daisy, or Latin American Fleabane, in the backdrop - a sweet addition to the landscape but very tenacious.

    Don't let the next invasive specie cause damage in your landscape.  Next week (June 2-10) is California Invasive Species Action Week. Whether it be plant or insect - learn how you can help fight the next invasion at UC IPM Pests in the Urban...

  • New Online Course from the UC ANR Statewide IPM Program - Don't Miss Out and Stay Safe!

    Added May 31, 2018

    Dress right for work – check out the new UC IPM online course on personal protective equipment Cheryl Reynolds – UC Statewide IPM Program   Spring is in full swing and summer is right around the corner. If you work in agricultural,...

  • Students Learn About Ag Research and Career Opportunities

    Added May 23, 2018
    Learning about using the right trap for the right pest.

    Hosted by UC ANR South Coast REC, Cooperative Extension, and the Orange County Farm Bureau, programs that provide agricultural education to an increasingly urban population, local high schools participated in workshops at the South...

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