The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) exemplifies the California State University System (CSU) working for California through university-industry partnerships. ARI provides a diversified, multi-campus applied research program that annually matches $4.37 million in State General Funds with at least one-to-one external support for research on high-priority issues facing California agriculture.

The ARI engages the collective expertise of the CSU’s four colleges of agriculture at California State University, Fresno; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and CSU, Chico along with CSU, Monterey Bay and Humboldt State collaboratively with faculty and research scientists from other CSU and University of California (UC) campuses, the USDA, and other State, Regional and Federal organizations. ARI’s research and technology transfer activities complement the basic research conducted by the nation’s land grant universities and aim to improve the economic viability and sustainability of California agriculture.

ARI Administration
California State Polytechnic University
Attn: Dr. David Still, Executive Director
Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
Building 30
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
ARI Administration: 214.335.9417 |
Dr. Still Office: 909.869.2138
Featured Project
Can the Use of a Silicon Additive in the Culture Solution of Hydroponically-grown Roses Improve the Quality of the Cut Flower Product?

To study the effects of silicon in the hydroponic production of roses. Properties under investigation are mechanical strength, freedom from disease, and shelf life. Though silicon is generally present in field soil, it has not been adequately investi ... more
Featured Project Director
Mr. Lee Johnson
Senior Research Scientist
California State University Monterey Bay and NASA Ames Research Center

Expertise: Agricultural applications of remote sensing, Crop water balance modeling, Spectral assessment of leaf and plant canopy biochemistry, plant canopy reflectance and canopy leaf area index, field data collection

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