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Postharvest Management and Value Addition

Satwinder Singh Mann (Author) Rajinder Kumar (Author) Ashwani Kumar Goel (Author)
Synopsis The book deals with the latest developments in postharvest operations in agriculture, horticulture and vegetable crops. It includes 15 chapters on different topics contributed by the experts in their fields of specializations. The projects and opportunities in post-harvest management and value-addition have been discussed taking into consideration the present global scenario. Drying being a very important post-harvest operation, has been explained in a separate chapter. Storage structures need special care for maintaining the quality of the produce for merchandising in off-season, thus have also been included in this book for the readers. Potato among vegetables and mango among fruits being significant crops, their processing and packaging, respectively, have been keyed out for the entrepreneurs. To highlight the urgent need of value –addition in the present times, the separate chapter on value-addition of cereals and soybean has been included. Since horticultural and enzymatic changes deteriorate the quality of the produce, pre-cooling techniques have been elaborated: This book with the above details would be a reference tool for the above details would be a reference tool for the researchers, planners and teaches who are engaged n the field of Postharvest technology.
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About the authors

Satwinder Singh Mann

Er Satwinder Singh Mann is currently working as lecturer, dept, of Agricultural Engineering, Hamelmalo Agriclutral College, keren, Eritrea (Africa) He possesses more than five years experience in project handling and teaching in the field of farm Power and machinery, Agricultural Process Engineering and renewable Energy Sources. He has obtained B. Tech (1992) and M.Tech (1999) from Punjab Agricultural university, Ludhiana.

Rajinder Kumar

Rajinder Kumar, M.A., B.Ed., is a teacher by profession and helps students in preparation for competitive examinations. He has written various articles in magazines, periodicals and education literature for B.Ed. students.

Ashwani Kumar Goel

Dr. Ashwani Kumar Goel is currently working as head, department of Agriultural Engineering, Hamelmalo Agricultural College, keren, Eritrea (Africa). He obtained his B.Tech (1981) and M.Tech (1985) from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and Ph.D. (2002) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and technology, Pantnagar. In the field of Agricultural Engineering, he has 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension in the CSKHP Agricultural University, Palampur. As a scientist, he has visited and presented his research work ay Israel, Belgium and Thailand. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and life member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers.

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Bibliographic information

Title Postharvest Management and Value Addition
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170354544
length x+317p., Tables; Figures; References; Maps; Index; 23cm.