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
805-756-6297
Featured Project
Monitoring mitigation of particulate matter, fungal spores, pollen and organic compounds in fugitive dust during agricultural field operations

1. To investigate variables that affect the efficacy of the Plume Suppression system in lab conditions. 2. To modify the DCU and field disk incorporating the results of the lab trials. 3. To test the modified equipment in field conditions using up ... more
Featured Project Director
Dr. Joan Leong
Professor
Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly Pomona Univ.

Expertise: Ecology, entomology, pollination biology

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