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Agricultural Experimental Stations and their publications: California


Station History

University of California Cooperative Extension logoThe University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division operates nine Research and Extension Centers (RECs) throughout the state.  Extending from the Oregon border in the north, through the Sierra Foothills and Central Valley, along the Pacific Coast and south to the Mexican border, the REC System (RECS) covers rich and unique resources connecting research and extension activities to regional challenges and issues.

The RECS is the only statewide program in the UC that provides a premier research management organization including land, labor, facilities and equipment that delivers services to academics and the public.  Centers are also focal points for community participation and for active involvement in current and relevant regional agricultural and natural resource challenges. The Centers support projects involving county-based cooperative extension academics and campus-based academics, as well as researchers from land grant institutions in other states, the CSU system and USDA in conducting their research and education programs.

Extension Publications

Circular / California Agricultural Extension Service.

1 (Apr. 1926)-183 (Mar. 1952)

no online access

Technical paper - Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley, California.

no online access

Contact Information

Research and Extension Center Administration Office
2801 Second St.
Davis, CA 95918
Phone: (530) 750-1200
Fax: (530) 756-1092

Historic Photographs

California Station : Soil Laboratory  and Botanic Gardens at Berkeley, 1900

California Station : Soil Laboratory  and Botanic Gardens at Berkeley, 1900
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.