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
Selenium Incorporation in 'Jose' Tall Wheatgrass: Bioavailability for Ruminants and the Impact on Animal Metabolism

1. Identify management practices resulting in maximum incorporation of Se into TWG forage grown on salt-impacted soils. 2. Determine the bioavailability of Se in TWG for cattle.
Featured Project Director
Dr. David Zoldoske
Director, Center for Irrigation Technology, California State University, Fresno
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, California State University, Fresno

Expertise: Irrigation Methods Computer Modeling Analytical Analysis Program Development and Management

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