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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Added February 2, 2018
If you are growing any crops, rural or urban, please be sure to fill out the the Census of Agriculture. This census counts farms and ranches and those who operate them. Whether small or large plots of land, your response counts if $1,000 or more of...
Added January 8, 2018
During your recent visits to the grocery store, have you noticed price increases on various products? Very often the problem can come down to pest issues. Read more about what scientists in the south are doing to prevent negative crop damage using...
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...
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...
Added August 24, 2017
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,...