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
Cloning of Barren Stalk 1 in Zea Mays by Transposon Tagging

To 1) screen a collection of F1 lines that contain transposable elements for new mutant ba1 alleles, and 3) confirm the cloning of ba1 and begin studying the role of the gene product in maize ear formation.
Featured Project Director
Dr. Amar Raheja
Cal Poly Pomona, Computer Science

Expertise: Image processing, software engineering, soft computing methods

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