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Krishna Nemali

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Assistant Professor Controlled Environment Agriculture
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.

Awards & Honors

(2014) Above and Beyond Award. Monsanto.

(2015) Technology Division Award. Monsanto/Technology.

(2015) Regulatory Division Leadership Award. Monsanto/Regulatory.

Selected Publications

Nemali, K., & Mitchell, C. A. (in press). Spectral Quality of Light Can Affect Energy Consumption and Energy-Use Efficiency of Electrical Lighting in Indoor Lettuce Farming. HortScience.

Nemali, K. (2018). A detail of Electrical Conductivity Measurements in Greenhouse Production.

Nemali, K. (in press). Connecting the Dots: Relating Whole-plant Photosynthesis to Physiological Acclimations at Leaf and Cellular Scales under Drought Stress in Bedding Plants. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Nemali, K., & Langenhoven, P. (in press). Determining the Economic Value of Providing Supplemental Light to Lettuce During Winter Production.

Craver, J., Nemali, K., & Lopez, R. (2019). Physiological acclimation of petunia seedlings to sole-source light quality, light intensity, and carbon dioxide concentration for indoor production. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Nemali, K. (in press). Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI): A Promising Method to Detect Crop Light Use in Greenhouses.

Adhikari, R., Miller, A., & Nemali, K. (2019). Image analysis technique for measurement of light-absorption efficiency in plants. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Nemali, K. (in press). Pour-through Technique of Measuring Electrical Conductivity of the Substrate.

Adhikari, R., Li, C., & Nemali, K. (in press). Estimating Nitrogen Content in Plants Using Smartphones.

Nemali, K. (in press). Starter Fertilizationer Can Provide Substantial Amount of Nutrients in Sub-irrigation.

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

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