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


  • What's all the bzzz about?

    Added August 14, 2018
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    Are you among the growing group that have taken up beekeeping? Whether you are a backyard hive enthusiast, or operate a large scale production, in honor of National Honey Bee Day 2018 this coming Saturday, August 17th, 2018, be sure to check out the...

  • NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: 2018 CA AG in the Classroom Conference Scholarship

    Added August 6, 2018
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    SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE  for the 2018 California  AG in the Classroom Conference September 28-29  Palm Springs, CA Have you been interested in finding new and exciting ways to bring food, fiber, flowers, and fuel into your learning...

  • A Tale of Two Fires

    Added August 1, 2018
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    Fire has a vitally important role in the California landscape and many fire-related studies have been conducted at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) since 1951. The majority of these fires have been prescribed burns, well controlled to...

  • Celebrating Avocados

    Added July 31, 2018
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    It's National Avocado Day - a fruit truly worth celebrating. Yes, it is often synonymous with guacamole, the Super Bowl of dips, but it is so much more. Read on for some interesting information from NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY -...

  • Update to 'Free App to Help 'Save Our Citrus'

    Added July 23, 2018
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    Linda Haque, a UC Master Gardener from Ventura County, wrote me to suggest our readers try the 'highly informative, easy to navigate site from Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Ph.D, one of the main UC entomologists in the public educational outreach...

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