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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Farm Smart June 2020 Newsletter

DREC staff, Juan Buenrostro (left) and Efrain Sambrano (right) measuring alfalfa yields.

Our June 2020 newsletter is now available! Click here to view the newsletter

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Farm Smart April 2020 Newsletter

Staff Research Associate, Juan Buenrostro taking field data on lettuce trial lead by Dr. Richard Michelmore from UC Davis.

Our April 2020 Newsletter is out! Click here to view the newsletter    

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:08 PM

DREC/Farm Smart remain OPEN as resource for community

For most of us, our work, social, and academic lives look much different this month in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Desert Research and Extension Center – DREC is committed to continuing to work and available to assist our partners...

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Family, Food, Health, Yard & Garden

USDA Intern, Marian Gonzalez, reflects on Agricultural Outlook Forum Future Leaders in Agriculture Program

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On Monday, February 17th, I flew from the San Diego airport to Washington D.C. to attend a rare opportunity. I was one of 20 undergraduate students selected to attend the 96th Annual USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum Future Leaders in Agriculture...

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:39 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

Local Teachers and Counselors participate in inaugural IV AG Tours for Teachers

Local Imperial Valley Teachers at IV Ag Tours for Teachers event

  Our inaugural IV Ag Tours for Teachers was a wonderful success. We can't say thank you enough to the Imperial Valley Community Foundation for the major support of this event and our wonderful ag community for opening their doors to the...

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:32 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Natural Resources
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