Dr. Nemali has responsibility for extension, research and teaching activities in the department. He specializes in the area of controlled environment agriculture, which includes vegetables and ornamentals grown in greenhouses and vertical farms using hydroponic production systems. A primary goal of his program at Purdue is to develop new and affordable technologies that improve sustainability (increase productivity, reduce resource waste, minimize environmental impact, and increase profits) in controlled environment agriculture and train growers with new technology. He teaches a course titled "Controlled Environment Production of Horticultural Crops". He is passionate about actively engaging and contributing to the existing diversity programs at Purdue.
Peer-reviewed Extension Publications and Industry Articles by Dr. Nemali:
Nemali, K. 2018. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI): A Promising Method to Detect Crop Light Use in Greenhouses (HO-282-W)
Nemali, K. and Langenhoven. P. 2018. Determining the Economic Value of Providing Supplemental Light to Lettuce During Winter Production (HO-283-W)
Nemali, K. 2018. Starter Fertilizer Can Provide Substantial Amount of Nutrients in Sub-irrigation (HO-284-W)
Nemali, K. 2018. Pour-through Technique of Measuring Electrical Conductivity of the Substrate (HO-285-W)
Nemali, K. 2018. A detail of Electrical Conductivity Measurements in Greenhouse Production (HO-286-W)
Nemali, K. 2018. Understanding the Pores of a Soilless Substrate (HO-287-W)
Miller, A. and Nemali, K. 2019. Heating requirements for winter hydroponic lettuce production (HO-308-W)
R. Adhikari, C. Li, and K. Nemali. 2019. Sensing the N. GrowerTalks.
K. Nemali. 2019. Phone Home. Greenhouse Management.
K. Nemali. 2019. Monitor Plant Quality with Next Generation Sensors. Greenhouse Management.
R. Adhikari, C. Li, K. Kalbaugh and K. Nemali. 2019. A low-cost sensor connected to smartphone/computer for measuring plant nitrogen content. American Floral Endowment Newsletter.
J. Craver, K. Nemali and R. Lopez. 2019. Monitoring growth of bedding plant seedlings using images. Greenhouse Management.