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
805-756-6297
Featured Project
In-Plant Water Processing and Reuse in Fruit Products Manufacturing Plants.

Successful implementation of this project will result in the development of a system/technology that will comply with state and federal pollution control regulations and decrease the discharge from fruit processing plants thereby reducing the disposa ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Walter Mark
Professor
Natural Resources Management Department, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly State University

Expertise: Plant pathology, forest health and ecology,urban forestry, and general forestry

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