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Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops

Satish Kumar Sharma (Author) Mohan Chandra Nautiyal (Author) Practical Manual Series
Synopsis The book is ready reference practical manual for teachers as well as students of undergraduate programmes and postgraduate beginners in the discipline of horticulture and postharvest technology. Spread over 33 chapters, the book covers exercises on various topics i.e. acquaintance with equipments and machinery, maturity indices, pre-storage treatments, low cost storage technology, processing and value addition in fruits and vegetables including preparation of jam, jelly, marmalade, beverages, pickles, chutney, tomato products, canning of fruits and vegetables, cut out analysis and preparation of cider, vase life of flowers, physico-chemical and sensory analysis of fresh & processed products. Besides, ten annexures have also been given describing fruit products order, temperature corrections for measuring TSS, maturity indices, units of conversion, preparation of cleaning and chemical solutions, food additives, suppliers of machinery and equipments, important  journals and conduct of a students in a laboratory. The contents of chapters have been put up in the simplest language giving separate instructions for the students and teacher as well as relevant information on the topics so that conduct of practical becomes easy and systematic. Coloured plates of some of the of some of the machinery and equipments have also been given so that their identification becomes easy even if the equipment or machinery is not available in a particular laboratory. The book is an initiative to fulfill the long pending requirement of teachers and students for conduct of practical exercises on various aspects of postharvest technology of horticultural crops. The book would be of great use the students, researchers, teachers and all those who have interest in the subject.
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About the authors

Satish Kumar Sharma

Dr Satish Kumar Sharma Born on 10th August, 1976 in a rural village "khaltu" in district Solan of Himachal Pradesh, India, Dr Satish KumarSharma got his Bachelors degree in Horticulture from Dr Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), before pursuing post-graduation and Doctorate in Post-harvest Technology from the same institute. At present, he is serving G.B. pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnager, (UK), in the capacity of Assistant Professor, Horticulture (Fruit and Vegetable Processing). Dr Sharma has about 11 years of experiences of research and more than 5 years of experience in teaching and extension in the field of postharvest technology of horticultural crops especially processing and utilization of fruits and vegetables, during which he has also guided 8 students for their Master's thesis research in the capacity of major advisor and co-advisor. He has handled 7 projects funded by national, international and private organizations, including Horticulture Technology Mission; Department of Biotechnology, GOI; NAIP; USDA Washington DC and Acme Cold Chain Sol. Pvt., Ltd. He has to his credit more than 40 publications including more than 20 research papers published in journals of national and international repute, along with review, book chapters and popular articles. He is life member of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, Horticultural Society of India, and The Hill Horticulture Development Society. Besides being recipient of University merit scholarship throughout his post-graduation and Doctorate Dr Sharma has also been awarded kejeriwal Award (2002) for contributing best research article of interest to the industry and Dr J. S. Pruthi Award (2005) for development of new technology/machinery by the All India Food Processor's Association, New Delhi. Recently he was also nominated fro Lal Bahadur Shashtri Young Scientist Award of the ICAR. He has also been appointed as member editorial board and referee in Indian Journals and paper setter cum evaluator by many universities.

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Mohan Chandra Nautiyal

Dr Mohan Chandra Nautiyal was born on 5th July, 1951 at Mashan Gaon, Patti Sitonsueon, in district Pauri Gaehwal of today’s Uttarakhand, India, and got his Doctorate degree in Horticulture from CSA University Kanpur in 1976. At present, he is serving G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, (UK), in the capacity of Dean, College of Forestry and Hill Agriculture. Dr Nautiyal has more than 32 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and extension experience in the field of Horticulture and Postharvest Technology with more than 150 publications in national and international journals and books. During this period he has guided the thesis research of more than 45 postgraduate students and has held many important administrative positions i.e. Dean, College of Forestry and Hill Agriculture; Joint Director (Research & Extension) & Associate Dean; Campus Director, VCSG, college of Horticulture and Professor and Head, Department of Horticulture. Dr Nautiyal has dvisted D.P.R. Korea and New Zealand in relation to exploring the possibilities for bilateral cooperation for strengthening of Horticulture, marking network and processing infrastructure in the country. He is also member of many professional societies and has also been instrumental in development of improved varieties and package of practices of major horticultural and agricultural crops suited to the hills. He has also handled, guided and implemented many research and extension projects funded by various national and international organizations. Dr Nautiyal is also know for his key role in introduction andpopularization of bio-village concept under organic farming in Uttarakhand. He was also appointed as member of the IV Dean's committee for finalization of course curricula of Horticulture and Forestry degree programme. Under his leadership external evaluation system was introduced in CF&HA, Ranichauri and various PG and UG programmes were got accredited by ICAR.

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Bibliographic information

Title Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.06.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788190851206
length xii+229p., Tables; B/w & Coloured Plates; Index; 22cm.