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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  • Drought Strategies for Crops

    Added February 7, 2018
    Field of green.

    As part of the California climate, periodic droughts will continue to be cause for concern when it comes to managing water use. UC recently launched a video series that addresses awareness and planning during a drought and in times of abundant...

  • Farmers - don't be left out...

    Added February 2, 2018
    CensusAgricultureFeb22018

    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...

  • What does IPM and food have in common?

    Added January 8, 2018
    Lettuce

    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...

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

    Added November 9, 2017
    IPMCourse

    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...

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