Agricultural Research Institute

What ARI Studies​

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Agricultural Business

    The 20th century saw the beginning of an agricultural revolution that increased crop yields through the integration of hybrid seeds, synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides and a far more mechanized process of producing crops.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Biodiversity

    California is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, with exceptional concentrations of endemic (restricted to California) species.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Biotechnology

    The world's population is predicted to exceed nine billion by the year 2050; at the same time, the pressure to repurpose arable land toward non-agricultural uses will increase.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Food Science/Safety/Security

    Consumer demand for convenience and the agricultural industry's increased awareness of consumer safety concerns continue to drive product development, processing practices, and marketing strategies.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Natural Resources

    California's diverse climates and abundance of high-quality natural resources are the basis for its population growth and the diversity of its agricultural products.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Production & Cultural Practices

    California continues to be the leading agricultural state in the U.S., with over 400 agricultural commodities valued at over $47 billion to farmers and ranchers (known as “farm gate value”) and over $20 billion in exports.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Public Policy

    California's future prosperity relies on making difficult, and sometimes controversial, policy choices when it comes to distributing economic and natural resources between agriculture and urban development.

  • Campus Research Collaborations
  • Water & Irrigation Technology

    Demands on California’s water resources and its aging conveyance infrastructure have reached the crisis stage.