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


Registration OPEN for Farm Smart Fall Programs

IV AG Flyer with FFa emblem Explore Imperial Valley Agriculture with Farm Smart this Fall.  Whether its interviewing ag professionals or taking a field trip to various ag operations across the...

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:41 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

$300 Agriculture Education Grants for Imperial Valley Teachers

2020 CAITC grant flyer

Through the generous donations of the Imperial County Farm Bureau, Imperial County Vegetable Growers Association, Farm Credit West, Imperial Valley Water, and California Women for Agriculture-Imperial Valley there are a limited number of grants available...

Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:18 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Welcome Dr. Pedro Carvalho, UCD Feedlot Management Specialist

Dr. Pedro Carvalho, Feedlot Management Specialist

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Pedro Carvalho, the newest addition to Desert REC. Dr. Carvalho started his position in Imperial County on August 12, 2020, as the Feedlot Management Specialist. UC ANR and Davis-ASD leadership has filled a critical...

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:06 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Food

UC Davis-Desert REC collaboration brings high value to the California Wheat Industry

Center staff and seasonal labor harvesting wheat research fields

If you have ever enjoyed Barilla pasta in your favorite Italian dish, you have most likely consumed Desert Durum wheat from Imperial County. The success of the Desert Durum wheat is due to research of UC Davis Distinguished Professor and HHMI...

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation

Irrigation Management Research at Desert REC Reduces Water use in Alfalfa Production

Alfalfa trial

 Water has always been a precious commodity in Imperial County. With rainfall averaging less than 3 inches per year, this arid desert region depends on irrigation water from the Colorado River to continue its production of over 100 different...

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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