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Post Harvest Technologies For Commercial Floriculture

Anil Kumar Verma (Author) Anil Gupta (Author) Dharminder Kumar (Author) Mast Ram Dhiman (Author)

Commercial floriculture, which encompasses production and trade of cut flowers, foliage plants, potted plants, landscape plants, bedding plants, seed production, dried flowers and plant parts, perfumes and essential oils and natural dyes, is an emerging area in the present scenario and has been identified as one of the possible areas for diversification into a viable agri-business option. Among various aspects of floriculture, the essential oil, dried flower and cut flower industries are emerging as powerful engines for economic growth.

The present work is aimed to bring out comprehensive information on relevance of post harvest technology in commercial aspects of floriculture. The book contains chapters giving exhausted material on quality control and standardization in the perfume and essential oils and techniques that are employed for analysis of essential oils with information on chemical constituents and sensory evaluation of essential oils. Processing techniques and quality attributes are discussed in detail. It also gives description of ornamental and aromatic plants which are sources of fragrances. Processing and preservation techniques of flowers along with using their various parts for value addition has been discusses in full detail.

Evaluation of quality factors for floricultural crops gives detail information on various pre-harvest, harvest and post-harvest factors affecting the quality of floriculture crops mainly cut flowers.

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About the authors

Anil Kumar Verma

Dr. Anil Kumar Verma, born on 10th June, 1968 in a village Karohta in district of Himachal Pradesh.  He did his doctorate in Horticulture (Post Harvest Technology) from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP).  He has qualified the NET examination conducted by ICAR in 1999 in the professional subject Horticulture (Floriculture).  He has published more than 15 research papers in various Research Journals and presented papers in National and International seminars/symposia.  Beside this, he has also written around 60 popular articles and delivered a number of lectures to the farmers.  He has authored seven books i.e., Nutritional guide to all ages, A practical manual on analytical chemistry, Mathematical applications in post harvest technology, Food Safety, A practical manual-practical chemistry application in Post Harvest Technology, Pushp beej utpadan-Ek vayavsai, Swarojgar-sushak pushp utpadan and polyhouse avam carnation.  His contributions are useful to students as well as to the farmers community.

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Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta is the Rudy Professor of philosophy at Indian University, Bloomington, U.S.A. He has authored the Logic of common Nouns (1980) and, with Nuel Benap, the revision Theory of Truth (1993). His articles and reviews have appeared in Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Logic, and other journals. He was an editor of Journal of Philosophical Logic and currently serves on the editorial board of journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research.

Dharminder Kumar

Dr. Dharaminder Kumar has obtained his Bachelors degree in Horticulture, Master of Science and Doctorate in Horticulture (vegetable Science) from Dr. Y.S. Parmar university of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP).  He has qualified Net in Horticulture (Vegetable Science) in the year 2001.  He has published 14 research papers in different reputed Journals and many popular articles in Hindi and English.  Besides, he has also authored 4 books in Hindi, which has set a benchmark of new era publications in Horticulture.  He has worked in different projects as Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate and worked as consultant with different organizations.  At present he is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Vegetables Sciences, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, solan, (HP).

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Bibliographic information

Title Post Harvest Technologies For Commercial Floriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381450048
length xiv+376p., 52 Col. Plates; Index; 24cm.