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


  • Summer Camp Highlights Ways to be Sustainable

    Added June 26, 2017
    Quinn and Blythe Cammack, Loma Vista 4-H Club

    For the past five years, HAREC has offered the 4-H Sustainable You! Summer Camp for youth ages 9-12. Fun, hands-on activities teach youth how they can make a difference in conserving natural resources. The City of Ventura has collaborated with the HAREC...

  • Lindcove Hosted a Sprayer Calibration Training for California Red Scale

    Added June 23, 2017
    Advisor Ali Pourreza and audience of spray training

    On June 13, 2017, University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors Ali Pourreza (Moderator), Lynn Wunderlich and Franz Niederholzer and IPM Specialist Beth Grafton-Cardwell collaborated with Matt Strmiska of Adaptiv...

  • Invasive Species in the Spotlight

    Added June 23, 2017

        If you, or your family and friends have palms in your landscape, be sure to check out the ANR blog post about the South American Palm Weevil and watch the entertaining, and informational video. For all of you foodies out...

  • Campers Engage in 5-Day Youth Led Sustainability Program

    Added June 22, 2017

              Imperial Valley youth aged 9-12 assembled at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center once again for the third annual Sustainable You! camp. Sustainable You! is a youth-led education enrichment...

  • Bzzz! Bzzz! It's National Pollinator Week

    Added June 20, 2017
    Pollinator Week_Bumble Bee

    Pollinator Week, June 19–25, 2017: Bee Knowledgeable! —Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program   Bees are the most important pollinators of California agriculture—helping us grow field crops, fruits, nuts, and vegetables....

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