A Handbook on Post Harvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables deals with the scientific approach to post harvest management of fresh fruits and vegetables with the intention to minimize the post harvest losses. It is a compilation of informations on various aspects of post harvest technology in to a simple handbook.
Separate chapters on the importance of harvesting indices of various fruits and vegetables, methods of harvesting, importance of washing and various techniques and types of machines used for washing are covered in the earlier chapters with tables and pictures. Importance of packaging fresh fruits and vegetables, its comparative merits and demerits of each material, pre-treatments of fruits and vegetables, different storage techniques and hazards during transportation are covered in the later chapters.
This is a brief and valid handbook highly suitable for the students and research workers in the field of horticulture, agriculture and food science and technology who are doing post harvest aspects of fruit and vegetables and also those who are engaged in fresh fruits and vegetable handling, packaging and marketing.