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.

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2019 Agronomic Crops and Irrigation Water Management Field Day

Ali Montazar, UCCE Irrigation Advisor, discussing subsurface irrigation in alfalfa

UC DREC hosted the 2019 Agronomic Crops and Irrigation Water Management Field Day on April 11. The field day was organized by UCCE Imperial County and included a hay wagon ride tour through field research projects and indoor presentations. Researchers...

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Intern Student at Desert REC

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Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field.   Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom — participating in internships can provide a wealth...

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:16 PM

Farm to Preschool Festival

Calexico FFA volunteers help participants pick vegetables in the U Pick garden

With over 700 participants, 100 volunteers, and 19 organizations involved, the Farm-to-Preschool Festival was a huge...

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Farm Smart offers AgVenture Field Days to local FFA students

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Nearly 125 local high school FFA students from Calexico, Imperial, Southwest, Holtville and Brawley high schools visited Farm Smart, located at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center (UC DREC), in September for the first...

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Farm Smart meets with Imperial Irrigation Dirstrict

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Farm Smart staff and the UCANR Director, Jairo Diaz, sat down with long-term partners from the Imperial Irrigation Dirstrict (IID), Mike Pacheco and Tina Shields. This partnership has been fundamental to increase agriculture, STEM, and environmental...

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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