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Research and Extension Center System


The REC Advantage

The REC system is a strong, vibrant organization of research and education academics supported by extraordinary research management capacity to conduct agriculture, natural resource and human resource programs that
enable the delivery of the highest quality science to promote healthy citizens and thriving communities.


  • Genomic gymnastics help sorghum plant survive drought.

    Added January 10, 2020
    EPICON sorghum field. Understanding how sorghum survives harsh conditions could help researchers identify cereal crop cultivars that are more resilient to climate change. (Photo: Peggy Lemaux)

    Scorching temperatures and parched earth are no match for the sorghum plant — this cereal crop, native to Africa, will remain green and productive, even under conditions that would render other plants brown, brittle and barren. A new study...

  • IREC Call for Proposals

    Added January 10, 2020

      The University of California Intermountain Research and Extension Center (IREC) is soliciting proposals for new and continuing research projects for project year 2020-2021. For more information,

  • Modoc Winter Ag Meeting in Tulelake

    Added December 20, 2019
    Modoc Co Winter Ag Meeting in Tulelake

  • Is it a Yam, or is it a Sweet Potato?

    Added December 4, 2019
    SweetPotato Yam

    How many of us have grown up with 'Candied Yams' gracing our holiday tables? Did you know that most likely they aren't actually true yams, and in fact, are sweet potatoes? After a recent conversation with a colleague regarding the difference...

  • A Reflection of HACU’s 33rd Annual Conference

    Added November 27, 2019

    On October 4th, 2019, I flew from the San Diego airport to attend the 33rd Annual Conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, or HACU, as part of the Student Track's Adelante Institute in Chicago Illinois. The conference took...

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