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Dr Rajasheker Pullanagari

Research Officer

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Mr. Pullanagari Reddy was born and raised in an agricultural family in Mahabubnagar district located in the state of Telangana, India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Acharya NG Ranga Agriculture University (ANGRAU), Telangana, India, and a Master's degree in Agriculture from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He then earned a PhD degree in an area of remote sensing from the Institute of Agriculture and Environment (IAE), Massey University. Since the completion of his PhD, he has been working in the same group.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 3569099 ext 83240
    Location: AHC 2.19, AgHort C
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • PhD - Massey University (2012)

Prizes and Awards

  • Received Knowledge-based bio-economy (KBBE) forum travel award - Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) (2013)
  • Received Helen E Aker PhD Scholarship - Massey University (2011)
  • Received Sports Turf Bursary - NZ Turf Culture Institute and NZ Golf Association (2011)
  • Received Colin Homes Dairy Scholarship, Dairy NZ - Dairy NZ (2010)
  • Received DG Bowler-Soil Science Scholarship - Massey University (2009)
  • Secured 29th rank all India level in Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR)-Junior Research Fellow exam in 2004. - Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi, India (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • My current research activities are focused on characterising and quantifying vegetation biophysical and biochemical features using remote sensing (proximal, air-borne and space-borne) as well as geographic information system (GIS) techniques.
  • Precision agriculture technologies
  • Application of hyperspectral imaging for food quality inspection

Thematics

Resource Development and Management, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling (070104): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100): Agronomy (070302): Crop and Pasture Production (070300):
Earth Sciences (040000):
Technology (100000)

Keywords

Precision agriculture

Hyperspectral remote sensing

Geographic information system

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 4 4

Research Outputs

Journal

Li, MO., Pullanagari, ., Pranamornkith, ., Yule, ., & East, . (2017). Quantitative prediction of post storage ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit attributes using at harvest Vis-NIR spectroscopy. Journal of Food Engineering.
[Journal article]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, R., Kereszturi, G., Yule, IJ., & Ghamisi, P. (2017). Assessing the performance of multiple spectral-spatial features of a hyperspectral image for classification of urban land cover classes using support vector machines and artificial neural network. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 11(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2017). Quantitative prediction of post storage ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit attributes using at harvest Vis-NIR spectroscopy. Journal of Food Engineering. 202, 46-55
[Journal article]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Kereszturi, G., & Yule, IJ. (2017). Quantification of dead vegetation fraction in mixed pastures using AisaFENIX imaging spectroscopy data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 58, 26-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Kereszturi, G., & Yule, IJ. (2016). Mapping of macro and micro nutrients of mixed pastures using airborne AisaFENIX hyperspectral imagery. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 117, 1-10
[Journal article]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Yule, IJ., Pullanagari, RR., Irwin, M., McVeagh, P., Kereszturi, G., White, M., . . . Manning, M. (2015). Mapping nutrient concentration in pasture using hyperspectral imaging. Journal of New Zealand Grasslands. 77, 47-50 Retrieved from http://www.grassland.org.nz/index.php
[Journal article]Authored by: Irwin, M., Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., & Agnew, M. (2015). Corrigendum to "On-line prediction of lamb fatty acid composition by visible near infrared spectroscopy" [Meat Science 100 (2014) 156-163]. Meat Science. 105, 136
[Journal article]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., & Agnew, M. (2015). On-line prediction of lamb fatty acid composition by visible near infrared spectroscopy. Meat Science. 100, 156-163
[Journal article]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Kim, I., Pullanagari, RR., Deurer, M., Singh, R., Huh, KY., & Clothier, BE. (2014). The use of visible and near-infrared spectroscopy for the analysis of soil water repellency. European Journal of Soil Science. 65(3), 360-368
[Journal article]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.
Kim, I., Pullanagari, RR., Deurer, M., Singh, R., Huh, KY., & Clothier, BE. (2014). The use of visible and near-infrared spectroscopy for the analysis of soil water repellency. European Journal of Soil Science.
[Journal article]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Singh, R.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., Tuohy, MP., Hedley, MJ., Dynes, RA., & King, WM. (2013). Proximal sensing of the seasonal variability of pasture nutritive value using multispectral radiometry. Grass and Forage Science. 68(1), 110-119
[Journal article]Authored by: Hedley, M., Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., Hedley, MJ., Tuohy, MP., Dynes, RA., & King, WM. (2012). Multi-spectral radiometry to estimate pasture quality components. Precision Agriculture. 13(4), 442-456
[Journal article]Authored by: Hedley, M., Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR. (2011). The use of optical sensors to estimate pasture quality. International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems.
[Journal article]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., Tuohy, MP., Hedley, MJ., Dynes, RA., & King, WM. (2011). In-field hyperspectral proximal sensing for estimating quality parameters of mixed pasture. Precision Agriculture. , 1-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Hedley, M., Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M., Yule, I.

Book

Yule, I., & Pullanagari, RR. (2012). Optical Sensors to Assist Agricultural Crop and Pasture Management. In SC. Mukhopadhyay (Ed.) Smart Sensing Technology for Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring. (pp. 21 - 32). : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.

Conference

Cushnahan, T., Yule, IJ., Grafton, MCE., Pullanagari, R., & White, M. (2017). The classification of hill country vegetation from hyperspectral imagery. In L. Currie, & M. Hedley (Eds.) Occasional Report Number 30. (pp. 1 - 9). : Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.Contributed to by: Grafton, M.Edited by: Currie, L., Hedley, M.
Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., & Procter, J. (2016). Applications of hyperspectral remote sensing in geology – Pilot studies using an AisaFENIX sensor in New Zealand. , AusIMM - 2016 NZ Branch Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Procter, J., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Yule, IJ., Pullanagari, RR., Kereszturi, G., Irwin, M., McVeagh, P., Cushnahan, TA., . . . White, M. (2016). Hyperspectral imaging to measure pasture nutrient concentration and other quality parameters. : International Conference on Precision Agriculture
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Irwin, M., Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Cushnahan, T., Yule, IJ., Pullanagari, RR., & Grafton, MCE.Identifying grass species using hyperspectral sensing. . Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grafton, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.Contributed to by: Grafton, M.Edited by: Currie, L.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2015, May). Applying visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy to classify cv. ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit firmness after storage. Presented at Future Focus for Food - Symposium on Food Science, Nutrition and Physiology. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., Pranamornkith, T., & East, AR. (2015, October). Applying visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy to classify cv. ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit firmness after storage. Presented at Model-IT Symposium on Modelling for Horticulture. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2015, July). Applying near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy at harvest to predict future storability of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit in cool storage. Presented at Plants for the Future Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, ., Yule, IJ., & Irwin, M. (2015). Spectral error assessment of airborne Imaging Spectroscopy data – A case study of Atihau, New Zealand. , 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Irwin, M., Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Kereszturi, G., Yule, IJ., & Irwin, ME. (2015). Determination of pasture quality using airborne hyperspectral imaging. Proceedings Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XVII. Vol. 9637 (pp. 1 - 6). : SPIE Remote Sensing
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Irwin, M., Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Yule, IJ., Grafton, M., McVeagh, P., & Pullanagari, R. (2014). Exploiting the variability in pasture production on New Zealand hill country. ?. (pp. 1 - 13). : 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Yule, IJ., Grafton, MCE., McVeagh, PJ., & Pullanagari, R.Exploiting the Variability in Pasture Production on New Zealand Hill Country. . Sacremento
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Grafton, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.Contributed to by: Grafton, M.
Calvelo Pereira, R., Hedley, M., Bishop, P., Camps Arbestain, M., Pullanagari, R., & Kusumo, BH. (2014). Added value of using high-ash biochar from biosolids to amend low fertility pasture soils of New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th World Congress of Soil Science. Jeju, Korea
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Calvelo Pereira, R., Camps Arbestain, M., Hedley, M., Pullanagari, R.
McVeagh, P., Pullanagari, R., & Yule, IJ. (2013). Measuring pasture quality in the field: A case study at limestone downs. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Occasional Report No. 26. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. (pp. 73 - 73). : 26th Annual Fertilizer Lime & Research Centre Accurate and efficient use of nutrients on farms
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Yule, IJ., Lawrence, HG., Mackenzie, C., Hedley, C., Grafton, M., & Pullanagari, R. (2013). Case studies which demonstrate the financial viability of precision dairy farming. Proceedings of the 22nd International Grassland Congress. (pp. 610 - 613). : Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Dynes, RA., Warren, M, King, ., Yule, IJ., Susanne Thulin, ., Nichola M Knox, ., . . . Abel Ramoelo, . (2013). Remote sensing of pasture quality. In . D.L. Michalk, . G.D. Millar, . W.B. Badgery, & . K.M. Broadfoot (Eds.) (pp. 633 - 638). New South Wales, Australia: 22nd International Grassland Congress, Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, R., Yule, IJ., Tuohy, MP., & Hedley, M. (2012). Proximal sensing tools to estimate pasture quality parameters. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. : 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hedley, M., Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, R., Yule, IJ., Tuohy, MP., Dynes, R., & King, W. (2012). Sensors for assessing pasture quality. Occasional Report No. 25. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North. (pp. 1 - 6). Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand: Advanced Nutrient Management: Gains from the Past - Goals for the Future
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M., Yule, I.
Tuohy, MP., Hueni, A., Sanches, I., & Pullanagari, R. (2011, January). Estimation of Biophysical Parameters from Hyperspectral Data in New Zealand. Presented at Enlarging and Connecting the European Spectral Network. Hyytiala, Finland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., Tuohy, M., Dynes, R., & King, W. (2011). Pasture quality measurement tools for decision making.. In LD. Currie, & C. Christensen (Eds.) Adding to the Knowledge Base for the Nutrient Manager. Vol. Occassional Report No. 24. (pp. 1 - 6). Massey University: 24th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Pullanagari, R., Yule, IJ., Killick, M., King, W., Dalley, D., & Dynes, R. (2010). The Use of Optical Sensors to estimate Pasture Quality.. Sensors and Instrumentation in Environmental, Health and Agricultural Applications. : IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society New Zealand Chapter Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.
Yule, IJ., & Pullanagari, RR. (2009). Pasture Measurement using C-Dax unit and Crop Circle / Crop Scan.. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual Australasian Symposium on Precision Agriculture., 13th Annual Australasian symposium on Precision Agriculture.
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.
Yule, IJ., & Pullanagari, RR. (2009). Pasture Measurement using C-Dax Unit and Crop Circle / Crop Scan.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th Annual Australasian symposium on Precision Agriculture.. University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., Dalley, D., Dynes, R., & King, W, . (2009). Issues around pasture quality and production measurement systems. In 13th Annual Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia(pp. 103 - 103). , Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia: University of New England, Armidale, Australia
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.
Li, M., Pullanagari, RR., Pranamornkith, T., Yule, IJ., & East, AR. (2017). Applying visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy to classify 'Hayward' kiwifruit firmness after storage. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1154 (pp. 1 - 7).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: East, A., Li, M., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Yule, IJ., Pullanagari, RR., & Kereszturi, G. (2016). Detecting subtle environmental change: A multi-Temporal airborne imaging spectroscopy approach. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9998
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Pullanagari, RR., Kereszturi, G., Yule, IJ., & Irwin, ME. (2015). Determination of pasture quality using airborne hyperspectral imaging. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9637
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Kereszturi, G., Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.
Yule, IJ., & Pullanagari, RR. (2009). Use of reflectance sensors to optimise nutrient management.. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Nutrient Management in a rapidly changing world.. Vol. Occasional Report No. 22. (pp. 70 - 80). Massey University, Palmerston North.: 22 Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Fadhlullah Ramadhani - PhD
    The utilisation of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Support Vector Machines (SVM) to predict paddy rice phenology area based on seasonal climate forecast
  • Thomas Cushnahan - PhD
    Hyperspectral Sensing and Imaging of Pasture

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