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
Application of near infrared spectroscopy to commercial vineyards to map wine grape quality prior to harvest

1. To quantify the within-vineyard variability based on near-infrared spectrometry and multivariate data analysis and improve our understanding of the grid sampling required to achieve optimum predictability. 2. To evaluate the usefulness of a porta ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Joseph Greene

CSU, Chico Department of Mechanical Engineering Mechatronic Engineering and Manufacturing Technology

Expertise: plastics manufacturing, biodegradable plastics, testing

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