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
AirJection® Irrigation Impact on Crop Yield and Soil Salinity

The major goal of the proposed research is to evaluate the impact of AirJection® Irrigation on yield and soil salinity for crops grown on salt affected heavy clay soils. We plan on assessing the practice on selected vegetable, row, and tree crops com ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma
Assistant Professor, Irrigation/Water Management
Department of Plant Science & Center for Irrigation Technology, College of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, California State University, Fresno

Expertise: Water management, irrigation scheduling, water use efficiency, nitrogen fertilization, crop production, salinity, GIS and remote sensing

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