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Physiology and Post-Harvest Management of Horticulture Crops

D K Singh (Author)
Synopsis Plants are multicellular with their specialization into structural organs adopted for light utilization and gas exchange. Several chemicals and plant growth regulators have been used to improve production of horticultural crops. Fruits are highly perishable in nature, therefore, suffer heavy losses (20-30%) after their harvest particularly during the post harvest handling. The book consist of chapters including post harvest management of fruits, storage of fruits, processing of waste, cut flower packaging, structure of fruits and vegetables, food supply chain, handling methods, preharvest factor affecting quality and physiology, preservation of fruits and vegetables, canning, juice, squashes, cardial, jam, jellies, marmalades, preserves, candies, crystallized fruit, tomato product, vinegar, chutney, sauce, pickles, preservative limit, plant bioregulators including auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, ABA, ethylene and retardants of growth and development of horticultural crops. Presentation of tables, figures attracts more to the readers and even in a quick look one can get vital information. This book covers all aspects of horticulture syllabi of under graduate and postgraduate students. The book is written in a simple, easy to understand language which will be highly useful to the students, teachers, extension personnel, scientists and progressive horticulturist.
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About the author

D K Singh

Dr. D.K. Singh, is a recipient of award from the State Forest Department of Rajasthan for production and protection of plants through scientific techniques and gold medallist from the C.S.A. University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, U.P., where he did his B.Sc. (Ag. & A.H.) and M.Sc. (Ag) Horticulture in 1988 and 1992 respectively. He obtained his doctorate degree from the G.B. pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttranchal in 1996 on the research entitled “Effect of paclobutrazol on growth and bearing of mango cultivars”. He was awarded senior research fellowship from I.C.A.R., New Delhi. Dr. Singh started his carrier in 1995 as Assistant Agriculture Research Officer (Horticulture) at Government Agriculture Research Statioin, Hanumangarh Town, Rajasthan. Presently he is Assistant Professor, Horticulture at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Anta, Baran under, M.P. University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur. The author has published more than 125 research papers and popular articles in various journals and magazines on various aspects of horticulture besides two bulletins, 5 folders and a pamphlet. He participated in many national and international symposium, workshop and training programme.

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Title Physiology and Post-Harvest Management of Horticulture Crops
Author D K Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818321004X
length 232p., Tables; Figures; Index; 22cm.