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
Effects of Intensive Fertility Management on Alfalfa Yield, Quality and Stand Performance

To investigate the effects of various fertility input scenarios on a new alfalfa planting using a high yielding, high quality variety suited for Northern California. The objectives of this study are to evaluate alfalfa grown under three fertility reg ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Phil Hamilton
Associate Professor/Institue Director
Agribusiness Institute, California State University, Chico

Expertise: small or socially disadvantaged farmers

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