South Coast Research and Extension Center
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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  • Bzzz! Bzzz! It's National Pollinator Week

    Added June 20, 2017
    Pollinator Week_Bumble Bee

    Pollinator Week, June 19–25, 2017: Bee Knowledgeable! —Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program   Bees are the most important pollinators of California agriculture—helping us grow field crops, fruits, nuts, and vegetables....

  • Irrigation Basics Workshop - April 1, 2017

    Added March 27, 2017

    Do irrigation problems make you run for the hills? Interested in learning simple fixes before they turn into a major issue? Join the UCCE Master Gardeners this coming Saturday, April 1st,  for a workshop on ‘Irrigation Basics'. This class...

  • National Poison Prevention Week

    Added March 22, 2017

    Spring is here and often means more landscape pests such as weeds, ants, mosquitoes, etc. Before you reach for the pesticides, please read the following information: National Poison Prevention Week—March 19-25, 2017 —Stephanie...

  • Spring is almost here - start snapping those cameras!

    Added March 15, 2017
    OCSW Photo Contest Flyer

    Capture your garden in all it's glory this Spring and enter the Over Watering is Out 2017 Photo Contest.  

  • Invasive Pests - How Can You Help?

    Added March 4, 2017

    National Invasive Species Awareness week: February 27 – March 3, 2017 —Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program   Invasive species are plants, animals, fungi or microbes that are not native to an area, but can quickly establish,...

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