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.

Calendar of Events

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  • Research Spotlight: Understanding Invasive Weeds

    Added August 27, 2014
    Cattle among medusahead  at SFREC

    As many know all too well, invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to rangelands due to competition with native species, reduced forage quality for livestock and wildlife, and multiple other ecological factors. One particular invasive grass known...

  • Hybrid trifoliate rootstocks popular in San Joaquin Valley

    Added August 26, 2014
    Hybrid trifoliate seedlings

    Rootstock selection is an important component of commercial citrus production worldwide.  Soil type, scion compatibility, mineral tolerance, disease tolerance, and growth traits are the primary concerns when choosing a rootstock type. Hybrid...

  • Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit) Festival 2014

    Added August 26, 2014
    Visitors choose cuttings from various varieties

    Last weekend, The UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center and the San Diego County UC Cooperative Extension held the annual Pitahaya Field Day at the South Coast REC in Irvine, CA. Over a hundred people were in attendance for the event, which...

  • REC Websites: Update

    Added August 25, 2014

    The websites for the RECs have been undergoing an overhaul. There was a need to standardize how the information was organized so it could be accessed in the same way across the sites. This was especially helpful with current and past research. The RECs...

  • The Science of Grass Farming: How Producers Can Benefit from Forage Production Data

    Added August 20, 2014
    Martin Beaton of UC SFREC clipping peak standing crop forage on May 19th, 2009

    Livestock ranchers are closely associated with the animals they work with, but many overlook the fact that ranchers are also grass farmers. It is essential for managers to take care of the land and create optimum forage to sustain the long-term health of...

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