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
Feasibility of Air Injection under Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Improving Vine Performance, Fruit Quality, and Irrigation Efficiency in Cabernet Sauvignon Grapevines

To determine whether air injection into a subsurface drip system improves yields of wine grapes. Specifically, to improve soil oxygen availability during irrigation by injecting air into the irrigation water.
Featured Project Director
Dr. Douglas Piirto
Natural Resources Management Department, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly State University

Expertise: DH; silviculture

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