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
Comparison of Rhizobium Populations Infecting Annual and Perennial Native Legumes

Compare the nitrogen-fixing effectiveness of different combina-tions of Rhizobium bacteria infecting native clovers in Sierra Nevada foothills and mountain meadows. Legumes such as clover are important forage plants for cattle and other grazing anima ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Marc Horney
Assistant Professor
Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly State University

Expertise: Rangeland resource management Ruminant nutrition Geospatial technologies

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