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


Bring the Outside In

The kids are out of school, and most likely the summer heat has not zapped the energy and excitement that is naturally present in the summer.  It might persuade them not to go outside much though.  This means that parents may have no choice but...

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM
  • Author: Stephanie Collins

4-H, FARM SMART, and CalFresh Team Up to Plan Sustainability Camp


Staff at DREC and Imperial County Cooperative Extension are teaming up to deliver "Sustainable You!", a five-day summer camp designed by Dr. Roslynn Brain of Utah State University.  Each day of the camp has a theme: Land, Air, Energy, Water, and...

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:26 AM
  • Author: Sam Urie
Tags: 4H (2), CalFresh (1), FARM SMART (4), sustainability (2)

Exciting Times at DREC

Have you filled up your vehicle's fuel tank recently?  Have you eaten a carrot, a pickle, sweet corn, onion, broccoli or melon recently?  Had a nice crisp salad with fresh romaine lettuce and some pasta, then dipped some bread in olive...

Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM
  • Author: Sam Urie
Tags: agriculture (3), DREC (3), farm (1), smart (1), UC (1)

Agronomic Crops Field Day


On April 17, 2014, UC DREC hosted an Agronomic Crops Field Day.  The field day was well-attended by local growers, industry representatives, and researchers.  Participants toured the Center on hay wagons.  A stop at an alfalfa field...

Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM
  • Author: Sam Urie
Tags: alfalfa (1), conservation (1), DREC (3), irrigation (1), water (1)

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