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
Development of Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assays for Selected Markers for Mold Infestations in Fruit Juice

To develop a sensitive and rapid (less than two hours) ELISA method to monitor the presence of molds that frequently contaminate fruit juice. Also planned is development of an ELISA kit for use in the laboratory, field and processing plant.
Featured Project Director
Dr. Charles Krauter
Professor of Soil and Water Sciences
California State University, Fresno

Expertise: Soils, soil water relationships, irrigation systems and scheduling, fertilizer and dairy air emissions, soil nitrate monitoring

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