The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) exemplifies the California State University System (CSU) working for California through university-industry partnerships. ARI provides a diversified, multi-campus applied research program that annually matches $4.37 million in State General Funds with at least one-to-one external support for research on high-priority issues facing California agriculture.

The ARI engages the collective expertise of the CSU’s four colleges of agriculture at California State University, Fresno; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and CSU, Chico along with CSU, Monterey Bay and Humboldt State collaboratively with faculty and research scientists from other CSU and University of California (UC) campuses, the USDA, and other State, Regional and Federal organizations. ARI’s research and technology transfer activities complement the basic research conducted by the nation’s land grant universities and aim to improve the economic viability and sustainability of California agriculture.

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
Varietal improvement of lettuce for increased nutritional value

Objective 1. Introgress antioxidant and beta-carotene QTL into parental lines and other suitable lines to improve nutritional content. Objective 2. Map expression level polymorphisms of nutritional genes. Objective 3. Discover new genes in ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Susan Rodriguez
Department of Enology and Viticulture and V. and E. Research Center

Expertise: Wine microorganisms, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy, multivariate data analysis

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