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
Development of Nutrient Excretion Models in Pigs and Poultry

To investigate factors influencing maintenance requirements for phosphorus in growing pigs and poultry, and the retention rates of phosphorus in whole body tissues. Results will aid in the development of feeding regimes that will reduce the excretion ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr Sowmya Mitra
Assistant Professor in Department of Horticulture?plant and Soil Science
California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Expertise: Turfgrass physiology, Soil and water quality, Automated Fermentation, Delivery of microorganisms through irrigation systems

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