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 | rricketts@cpp.edu
Dr. Still Office: 909.869.2138
Featured Project
Alternative Row Spacing to Reduce California Cotton Production Costs

To assess growth of cotton plants with treatments of PIX ultra, a commercial growth regulator, and with application of a growth-promoting bacteria (Bacillus cereus). Alternate row spacings also will be tested.
Featured Project Director
Dr. Craig LaMunyon
Professor and Chair
Cal Poly Pomona, Biological Sciences

Expertise: Nematode genetics and molecular biology

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