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. David Still, Executive Director
Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Building 30
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
ARI Administration: 805.756.6297
Dr. Still Office: 909.869.2138
Featured Project
Dual Detoxification of Mercury and 2, 4-D by Microorganisms

(1) Examine growth of microorganisms in defined media containing mercury and 2,4-D in varying proportions. (2) Examine the effects of dual contamination at the level of transcriptional regulation by measuring gene expression. (3) Measure conc ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Lal Singh
California State University, Chico

Expertise: agribusiness

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