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 State Polytechnic University
Attn: Dr. David Still, Executive Director
Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
Building 30
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
ARI Administration: 214.335.9417 |
Dr. Still Office: 909.869.2138
Featured Project
A comparison of the pollen deposition abilities of honey bee and wild bee pollinators on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus): effects of nectar availability, visit duration, and secondary pollen transfer.

Objective 1: to determine the effect of nectar availability on per visit pollen deposition and visit duration time. Objective 2: to determine the effect of secondary pollen transfer from petals to stigma on per visit pollen deposition. Objective 3: ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Gour Choudhury
Department Head
Food Science and Nutrition Department; College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly State University

Expertise: water conservation, sustainable food processing, waste/by product utilization, process engineering/automation, resource recovery and utilization, drying, extraction, enzyme reaction, and modeling

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