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
Comparison of Surface Renewal and Bowen Ratio Evapotranspiration Estimates for Crops Irrigated with Saline Drainage Water

The objective of this work will be to use Bowen ratio data as a standard to evaluate whether surface renewal systems can be serve as an accurate, but less expensive and more portable, method for ET estimation in DW re-use systems. The systems will be ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Maria Omary
Assistant Professor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Expertise: Food Product Development (whole grains, legumes, allergen-free, gluten-free baked goods)

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