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Krishna Nemali

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Assistant Professor Controlled Environment Agriculture
765.494.8179
765.494.0391
Horticulture Room 109B
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Dr. Nemali has responsibility for extension and research activities related to controlled environment agriculture which includes ornamentals and vegetables grown under protected culture.  He also teaches courses related to controlled environment agriculture production and technology.  A primary goal of his program at Purdue is to develop new and affordable technologies that improve sustainability (i.e., reduce input waste, minimize environmental impact, and increase profits) in controlled environment agriculture and make them easily available to growers.  He aims to train students with sustainable production practices that are complemented with state of the art technologies for controlled environments.  He is passionate about actively engaging and contributing to the existing diversity programs at Purdue.

He is currently looking for graduate students interested in controlled environment agriculture program.  If interested, send your resume to him.

Selected Publications

Nemali, K. (2008). Physiological responses to different substrate water contents: screening for high water-use efficiency in bedding plants. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci, (133), 1-8.

Nemali, K. (2007). A new controller for irrigation and simulating drought stress in potted plants. Scientia Horticulturae, (110), 292-297.

Nemali, K. (2007). Calibration and Performance of moisture sensors in soilless substrates: ECH2O and Theta probes. Scientia Horticulturae, (112), 227-234.

Acclimation of wax begonia to light intensity: changes in photosynthesis, respiration, and chlorophyll concentration. (2004). Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci, (129), 745-751.

Nemali, K. (2004). Drought stress can produce small but not compact marigolds. HortScience, (39), 1298-1301.

Nemali, K. (2004). Light effects on wax begonia: photosynthesis, growth respiration, maintenance respiration, and carbon use efficiency. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci, (129), 416-424.

Nemali, K. (2004). Light Intensity and fertilizer concentration: II. Optimal fertilizer solution concentration for species differing in light requirement and growth rate. HortScience, (39), 1293-1297.

Nemali, K., Bonin, C., Dohleman, F. G., Stephens, M. P., Reeves, W. R., Nelson, D. E., . . . Lawson, M. (2015). Physiological responses related to increased grain yield under drought in the first biotechnology-derived drought-tolerant maize. Plant, cell & environment, 38(9), 1866-80. doi:10.1111/pce.12446

Nemali, K., & Stephens, M. P. (2014). Plant Abiotic Stress: Water. Agricultural Systems, 4, 335-43.

Nemali, K. (2013). The physiological basis for genetic variation in water-use efficiency and carbon isotope composition in Arabidopsis thaliana. Photosynthesis Research, (119), 119-29.

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010 USA, (765) 494-1300

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