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
805-756-6297
Featured Project
Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management (IFDM): Plant Water Use, Forage Quality, and Soil Management (Phase 2)

To evaluate the water use, productivity, and forage quality of salt tolerant forages proposed for “Integrated On-Farm Drainage Management” (IFDM) systems for the Westside San Joaquin Valley, and investigation of soil management strategies for the sus ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Matthew Burd
Professor
Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly State University

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