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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UC ANR South Coast REC Blog
Added May 13, 2019
Thanks to the abundance of rain received this past winter and spring, your landscape may be like mine, flourishing with vegetation that I did not plant. In other words, weeds, plants of no value growing vigorously in my garden, some even choking out...
Added May 7, 2019
In collaboration with TAPS Brewery and Barrel Rooms release of ‘My Zest Friends' IPA, UC ANR Staff with assistance from UCCE MG, Greg Rager hosted an intimate evening with patrons discussing citrus – everything from the different varieties,...
Added February 5, 2019
From Pests in the Urban Landscape: The Vertebrate Pest Council is hosting a seminar series this year in conjunction with new partner Target Specialty Products. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about wildlife management of a number...
Added February 1, 2019
Recently chosen as one of the top six online resources for integrated pest management information, UC IPM's website offers solutions for pest issues for both professionals and non-professionals managing pest in the home, on the...
Added January 30, 2019
Local weathermen are predicting the possibility of approximately 2" of rain for our area between Thursday and next Monday. If you turned your irrigation on during the recent "dry" spell, be sure to turn the controller off. Be sure to check the moisture...