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 Polytechnic State University
Attn: Dr. Mark Shelton, Executive Director
One Grand Avenue
Building 11-211
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0250
Featured Project
An Empirical Study of Consumer Substitution Processes for High Quality California Cottons in the U.S. Sportswear Market

Overall, the objectives of this research are six-fold: 1. to develop a product acceptance model for Pima cotton usage in sportswear market; 2. to design a survey instrument and collect primary data from consumers; 3. to test and validate the proposed ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Robert Green
Adjunct Professor
Cal Poly Pomona, Plant Science Department

Expertise: turfgrass science and management,water conservation and the impact of turfgrass chemicals and fertilizers on water quality.

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