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
Carbon assimilation in low and high nitrogen use efficiency lettuce inbred lines grown under low nitrogen

Our long-term goals are to improve nitrogen and water use efficiency in lettuce. The equipment that will be purchased from this grant will support the program by allowing us to identify the physiological mechanism limiting biomass accumulation under ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Lee Altier
Professor of Horticulture and Agricultural Ecology
California State University, Chico

Expertise: vegetable production, riparian ecosystems, holistic management; agricultural ecology

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