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


  • National Honey Bee Day

    Added August 18, 2017

    We are all a buzz here at South Coast REC. Why? Well, tomorrow is National Honey Bee Day. Read more from Stephanie Parreira: August 19th is National Honey Bee Day: Dr. Elina Niño reminds us to help honey bees cope with pests —Stephanie...

  • August 19th is National Honey Bee Day: Dr. Elina Niño reminds us to help honey bees cope with pests.

    Added August 18, 2017
    A beekeeper carefully observes individual frames of a colony to monitor for pests and diseases; monitoring is one of the most important components of an effective IPM program. Photo by Elina Niño.

    National Honey Bee Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every August. This year it falls on Saturday the 19th. If you use integrated pest management, or IPM, you are probably aware that it can solve pest problems and reduce the use of pesticides...

  • Sunpreme raisins a hit at the UC Kearney Grape Day 2017

    Added August 15, 2017
    Sunpreme raisins drying on their own in a Kearney vineyard.

    Excitement over the new Sunpreme raisins was evident at UC Kearney Grape Day Aug. 8, 2017. As soon as the tram stopped, dozens of farmers and other industry professionals rushed over to the vineyard to take a close look and sample the fruit. Raisins...

  • LREC pathology laboratory supports project of two COS interns

    Added August 14, 2017
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    Since 2014, the new Lindcove Research and Extension Center pathology laboratory has provided the infrastructure for six College of the Sequoias (COS) undergraduate interns enrolled in the SURGE (Science Undergraduate Research Group Experience) program....

  • Living with Wildlife at Hopland REC

    Added August 14, 2017
    Living with Wildlife 2017

    In December 2016 we held our first workshop to share research and allow community conversation regarding ranching in an area rich in carnivores and the challenges that this poses. On August 31st we will be offering the follow up to this event, explaining...

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