Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

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Welcome to the Desert Research and Extension Center, located in Holtville, California. We are committed to agricultural research and education in the Imperial Valley desert and specialize in vegetable crops, alfalfa, desert cattle feeding, irrigation and drainage management, and pest management. We develop programs to address current challenges in these areas. We invite you to use this site to propose research or to learn more about the Center.

Opportunities for Research & Extension at DREC

Desert REC Strategic Plan

Center's Highlights 2013

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

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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...

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 12:52 PM

2018 USDA Food and AgScience Summer Program

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The University of California Desert Research and Extension Center (UC DREC) Farm Smart program recently hosted the 2nd annual USDA Food & AgScience Summer Program in June 2018. In collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture...

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Farm Smart showcases Desert REC and Imperial County Ag

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The Imperial Valley's beautiful winters have long attracted winter visitors to the area, and most come very curious about what's growing throughout this region. Since 2001, the UC Desert Research and Extension Center (DREC) has showcased Imperial County...

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Tags: farm smart (4), tours (1)

3rd Annual REC Community Education Specialist workshop held at Desert REC

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Community Education Specialist (CES) from across the state of California came together on January 24-25, 2018 at the UC Desert Research and Extension Center in Holtville, CA. There are 9 Research and Extension Centers (REC) throughout the state, all...

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:27 AM

FARM SMART heads to Visalia for 2017 CA Ag in the Classroom Conference

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Resources and Lesson Plans and Farm Tours…OH MY! FARM SMART had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 California Ag in the Classroom conference in Visalia, CA in July.  This was a wonderful opportunity for FARM SMART to share...

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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