Research and Extension Center System
University of California
Research and Extension Center System


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.

REC System Strategic Plan


  • Earth Day is April 22nd - Plant something to help the environment.

    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...

  • The IR-4 Project launched a bee friendly plant search page.

    Added April 19, 2018
    Native bee (probably a member of the Megachilidae family) on bush poppy (Dendromecon rigida).

    The IR-4 Project at Rutgers University is pleased to announce the launch of the Plant Search page on the Protecting Bees website. Users can search for pollinator attractive plants by zip code, bloom period, sun/light requirements, and/or pollinator...

  • Home is where the habitat is: This Earth Day, consider installing insectary plants.

    Added April 19, 2018
    insectary plants webpage 1

    Help the environment this Earth Day, which falls on Sunday April 22 this year, by installing insectary plants! These plants attract natural enemies such as lady beetles, lacewings, and parasitic wasps. Natural enemies provide biological pest control and...

  • NatureFest hits Hopland REC

    Added April 11, 2018
    NatureFest 2018 small poster 2

    Spring is here, flowers are blooming and wildlife abounds. The UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) is inviting the community to join NatureFest on April 27 and 28 to revel in the joys of the outdoors! NatureFest brings together scientists,...

  • See you at IREC on July 26!

    Added March 20, 2018
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