The California State University Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) is a comprehensive applied agricultural and environmental research program joining the California State University's (CSU) four colleges of agriculture and the state's agriculture and natural resources industries and allied business communities.

The ARI fosters the development and evaluation of new and promising technologies that have the potential for improving food safety, environmental stewardship, economic performance, and long-term sustainability of California's agriculture industry. ARI projects and programs build upon a successful record of past applied research accomplishments and augment, enhance, and extend the basic research conducted by the nation's land grant universities.

ARI Administration
California Polytechnic State University
Attn: Dr. Mark Shelton, Executive Director
One Grand Avenue
Building 11-211
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0250
Featured Project
Utilizing Ethanol CO2 Emissions to Increase Crop Productivity and Water-Use Efficiency

The main goal of this project is to provide efficient, simple and low cost techniques for recycling CO2 emissions in open agricultural fields to enhance crop productivity and water use efficiency. More specifically, this project will develop a CO2 ap ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. David Headrick
Horticulture & Crop Science Department, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly State University

Expertise: Horticulture and crop science, insect and pest management, beekeeping, general entomology, biological control of insect and weed pests

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