Research and Extension Center System
University of California
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.


  • Local Teachers and Counselors participate in inaugural IV AG Tours for Teachers

    Added February 10, 2020
    Local Imperial Valley Teachers at IV Ag Tours for Teachers event

      Our inaugural IV Ag Tours for Teachers was a wonderful success. We can't say thank you enough to the Imperial Valley Community Foundation for the major support of this event and our wonderful ag community for opening their doors to the...

  • 2020 Klamath Basin Potato Seminar

    Added February 7, 2020
    Klamath Basin Potato Seminar2020 Flyer

  • Carrot Field Day

    Added February 4, 2020

    At 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center - (1004 Holton Rd, Holtville, CA), we will display for your observation and evaluation our hybrid carrot trial.  The UC-DREC is off old...

  • 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,

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