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
Facilitating olive mechanical harvest with abscission materials

1. Determine the abscission response of marketable olive fruit to wounding. 2. Screen several efficacious citrus abscission materials in olive. 3. Define abscission material + mechanical harvesting management system.
Featured Project Director
Dr. Patrick Doyle
Professor
College of Agriculture, California State University, Chico

Expertise: Meat processing and safety, livestock reproduction, animal breeding, beef cattle genetics, econcomic index development, and statistics

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