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
Impact of hang time on fruit quality and vine health of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines under different irrigation management strategies in California's San Joaquin Valley

1. to quantify the effect and interaction of hang time and irrigation management strategies on fruit composition, leaf gas exchange and photosynthesis efficiency, cane carbohydrate and mineral reserves, shoot development, return bloom and fruit set. ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Steve Wickler
Animal & Veterinary SciencesUniversity VeterinarianDirector, Laboratory Animal SciencesAssociate Director Equine Sciences

Expertise: Equine Sciences, Animal Science, Physiology With Emphasis on Energetics, Locomotion, Exercise, Equine Exercise Physiology, Animal Health and Disease, Performance Testing in Horses, Sports Medicine,

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