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Speaker: Krishna Nemali, Assistant Professor Controlled Environment Agriculture at Purdue

 Measurement of Plant Nitrogen Status in Floriculture & Nursery Production Using Smartphones

Monday, July 12  9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Description:Smartphones have revolutionized the way we find information, like monitoring the weather and remotely adjusting your heating and lighting systems. Wouldn’t it be great to add measurement of your crop’s nitrogen needs to the list? This tool could help enable timely decisions about fertilizer needs in production by bypassing the need for lab analysis (that could take up to 7 days), all the while saving costs and labor. 

Level: All Audiences       Type: Research

Krishna Nemali 

Assistant Professor Controlled Environment Agriculture at Purdue University 

Dr. Nemali has responsibility for extension, research and teaching activities in his 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.

Purdue Agricultural Economics Department

Purdue’s Agricultural Economics Department covers a wide array of issues from development, trade, macroeconomics policy implications, agribusiness, production and consumption all the way to environmental and resource issues. Here in Ag Econ, we pride ourselves in our top-notch research, quality teaching and committed Extension. We also house some outstanding centers: the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB), the Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA) and many more.

Purdue Extension .... Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue Extension offers research-based information and expertise to millions of Hoosiers — linking the research performed at Purdue University to innovative lifelong learning opportunities in all 92 counties. Our Educators, Specialists, and volunteers tailor programs at the county level to offer practical, relevant solutions to regional issues and improve the quality of life for current and future generations. They also partner with key decision-makers, organizations, businesses, and schools to develop, implement, and sustain these programs, in addition to providing community resources and expertise. We’re part of the Cooperative Extension Service, one of the nation’s largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. This network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture serves U.S. communities and counties in four program areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Health & Human Sciences, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development.

The Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory works to diagnose plant diseases and identify insects, plants and weeds and other plant and pest problems. This service is provided for the specialists and county extension educators of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and Purdue University's research faculty, staff, and students as well as for private businesses and citizens of Indiana.

Address:     915 West State St. West Lafayette IN 47907
Email:    ppdl-info@purdue.edu     Contact:  
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