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Located on 27 acres in the Santa Clara Valley, 12 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC) has land suitable for lemons, avocados, strawberries,  vegetables, and nursery stock. The property features an orchard with 158 trees grafted with 80 differents hybrids of avocado as well as a collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees including various citrus, banana, guava, mango, passion fruit, persimmon, papaya and fig.

Center Focus

HAREC research focuses on methods for improving plant productivity, including leading-edge irrigation technologies and techniques, biocontrol of pathogens and pests, novel pruning techniques, and the introduction and evaluation of promising crop commodities. Additional research activities focus on issues in small-scale urban agriculture and organic farming.


Installation of project
Green House project