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 June 5, 2018
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...
Added June 1, 2018
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...
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,...
Added May 23, 2018
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...
Added April 20, 2018
If you are planning to do your part for the environment this Sunday by planting in your garden, be sure to check out the article below about UC IPM's new insectary plants webpage by Stephanie Parreira - you will be glad you did! Home is...