West Side Research and Extension Center
University of California
West Side Research and Extension Center


Vegetable Crop Research Update

Located in the highly productive agricultural west side of the San Joaquin Valley, the West Side Research and Extension Center (WSREC) is one of nine centers operated by the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  WSREC supports research in agronomic, vegetable, vine and tree crops conducted by researchers from the University of California as well as faculty and staff from other research groups including several California State University campuses and USDA-ARS.

WSREC is well-known as a high yield potential site for variety evaluation and production management research on a diversity of agronomic and vegetable crops. and there has also been long-term effort on supporting research investigating weed management and insect pest control, as well as plant disease identification and control. In addition, WSREC also focuses on evaluating production strategies involving alternative/reduced tillage practices and associated impacts on soil health and air quality, and strategic research directed toward water conservation, deficit irrigation and crop responses to salinity.  Many new technologies and practices are a result of 55 years of research, development and shared information.

Opportunities for Research & Extension at WSREC

Center's Highlights 2014

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Strategic Plan

Meetings and Events


  • REC Superintendents Meet in Davis

    Added October 9, 2014

    Over the past two days, all of the superintendents from the nine Research and Extension Centers met in Davis to discuss issues of common concern, tour the Second Street UC ANR building, tour the UC Davis Research Farm and explore solutions to common...

  • South Coast REC Strategic Plan launched

    Added September 8, 2014

    All nine RECs are undergoing a major strategic planning initiative. The strategic plan for Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center was published in February 2014. The strategic plan for South Coast Research and Extension Center has just been...

  • REC Websites: Update

    Added August 25, 2014

    The websites for the RECs have been undergoing an overhaul. There was a need to standardize how the information was organized so it could be accessed in the same way across the sites. This was especially helpful with current and past research. The RECs...

  • UC ANR Research and Extension Center Interns present their summer projects

    Added August 15, 2014

    On Thursday, August 14, four REC interns presented their summer projects by webinar to the UC ANR community. Chris Massa spoke of the Sustainable You! camp held for 19 youth at the Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Activities took place...

  • California Naturalist Program

    Added June 23, 2014

    The California Naturalist Program is a University of California statewide certificate program started at Hopland Research and Extension Center that delivers place-based education in the natural history of California. Aspiring Naturalists enroll in a...

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