Author Bio

Krishna Nemali is an Associate Professor with extension, research, and teaching related to Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). The goal of his extension program is to increase the knowledge, decision-making ability, and income of CEA growers, and engage with schools and home growers to translate the benefits of CEA to the community. In his applied research, he develops region-specific practices that increase the productivity and value of crops grown in CEA. He also develops state-of-the-art ‘smart sensors’ for monitoring the growth, health, and quality of crops grown in CEA. He developed and taught a course titled ‘Controlled Environment Production of Horticultural Crops’ to undergraduate students. Currently, he is developing a new course titled ‘Sensors and Automation in Horticulture Production’ for senior level undergraduates and graduate students.