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
Evaluation of Germination Specific Genes Expressed under Environmental Stress

To develop lettuce cultivars with an improved ability to germinate under conditions with extremely high temperatures and soil salinity. Work will include quantifying changes in transcript abundance for genes and germination in whole seeds, isolated e ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Athanasios Alexandrou
Associate Professor
California State University, Fresno

Expertise: Agricultural Engineer, Mechanized Agriculture, Agricultural Air Quality

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