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
Evaluation of wine yeast strains for color enhancement, color stability and flavor in Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel grapes grown in the San Joaquin Valley

1. Examine the effect of commercial and other wine yeast strains of S. cerevisiae and S. bayanus on color development in wines made from SJV grapes. (Activity 1: Yeast strain selection. Activity 2: Juice fermentation and wine processing) 2. Examine ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Daniel Howes
Assistant Professor
Irrigation Training and Research Center BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Cal Poly State University

Expertise: Agricultural crop evapotranspiration estimation, GIS and remote sensing, on-farm irrigation system design, open channel flow measurement, and irrigation project modernization

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