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
Standardized Testing of Soil Water Monitoring Sensors

To apply recently-developed standardized testing protocols on commercial soil moisture sensors. Protocols will be used to evaluate sensor reliablity, accuracy and repeatability. Test results will include regression analysis of moisture content measu ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Steve Wickler
Animal & Veterinary SciencesUniversity VeterinarianDirector, Laboratory Animal SciencesAssociate Director Equine Sciences

Expertise: Equine Sciences, Animal Science, Physiology With Emphasis on Energetics, Locomotion, Exercise, Equine Exercise Physiology, Animal Health and Disease, Performance Testing in Horses, Sports Medicine,

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