9 Best Books on Postharvesting

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Postharvesting, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Postharvesting Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Postharvesting below.

1."Post Harvest Technology for Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds" by Chakraverty A
“Post Harvest Technology for Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds” Book Review: This book is targeted for undergraduate level students and the concepts are explained in a simple and concise manner. The points are covered in a logical way, and there are a wide range of solved examples given in the book. It’s main focus lies on comprehensive text for enhancing the understanding of the students. Topics like principles, process, operation, design, and other aspects of drying, parboiling, storage, milling, and various products dealing with common cereals, pulses and oil-seeds are dealt in this book. Diagrams provided in this book are clear and error free. There are standard and simple procedures used for deriving equations and it contains ample number of solved examples.

2."Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops" by Adel Kader
“Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book provides a clear explanation on the topics. This book is targeted for undergraduate engineering students enrolled in a course of economics. Other important chapters contained in the book include Rheological properties, Contact stresses between bodies in compression, Rheoloygy and texture of food materials, Mechanical damage, Aero and hydrodynamic characteristics.

3."Prevention of Post Harvest Food Losses: Fruit, Vegetables and Root Crops (FAO)" by Fao
“Prevention of Post Harvest Food Losses: Fruit, Vegetables and Root Crops (FAO)” Book Review: This book is a teaching aid as well as a practical guide for undergraduate students pursuing agricultural engineering. Several important concepts such as Postharvest, Biology, Harvesting, Preparation for fresh market, Packages, Cooling operations, Storage, Modified atmospheres, Ethylene, Disease by handling practices and strategies for control and Insect control are covered extensively by the author in this textbook.

4."Post-Harvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables: Volume 2: Vegetables" by Anna L Snowden
“Post-Harvest Diseases and Disorders of Fruits and Vegetables: Volume 2: Vegetables” Book Review: This book has been declared as the standard guide to the recognition and understanding of the causes of deterioration in temperate and tropical fruits and vegetables. New chapters such as have been added in the second volume. Also provided in the book are a plethora of examples as well as exercise questions to practice as well as test the concepts grasped by the book. It also has an all-round introduction to main diseases and disorders with an excellent list of references and diagrams are also clearly labelled in the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations as well as undergraduate students may find it fruitful.

5."Crop Post–Harvest: Science and Technology: Principles and Practice" by Peter Golob and Graham Farrell
“Crop Post–Harvest: Science and Technology: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book contains important topics like World-wide losses of crops, post-harvest, microbial action, pests, diseases and other types of spoilages. This course is generally offered to students at the first to third graduate college year. It has also been revised from time-to-time to contain all the relevant changes on major fruits, vegetables, cereals and other crops. Advanced topics covered in the book include an introduction to the systems used in post-harvest agricultural processes, physical and biological factors affecting post-harvest commodities, storage issues, pest management, food processing and preservation, food systems, the latest research and assimilation of this work, and current trade and international agreements.

6."Post-harvest Physiology of Food Crops" by W G Burton
7."Post-harvest Crop Processing: Some Tools for Agriculture (Guide to Appropriate Equipment)" by John Boyd and Brian Clarke
8."Postharvest Biology and Technology for Preserving Fruit Quality" by Daniel Valero and Maria Serrano
“Postharvest Biology and Technology for Preserving Fruit Quality” Book Review: The book presents the subject matter in a lucid fashion. It covers the syllabus by almost all the universities. This book can be used by both undergraduate and graduate students and also the teachers alike. The end of the chapter exercises are provided under three categories namely descriptive, analytical and objective which will be highly useful to the readers to test their comprehension of the subject. The various processes of physical, chemical, and nutritional changes that occur during ripening, technological applications for postharvest strategies, including heat treatments, naturally-occurring compounds, modified atmosphere packaging, non-toxic chemical compounds, and active packaging, advantages and disadvantages of using cold temperatures during handling, packaging, and storage are treated systematically and in a logical sequence. The methods of analysis and interpretation of population growth and nutritional demand, economic growth and development, population nutritional problems, surplus storage and mobilisation are presented in an unambiguous manner and their design applications are demonstrated through well formulated worked out examples.

9."Postharvest Technology and Food Process Engineering" by Amalendu Chakraverty and R Paul Singh
“Postharvest Technology and Food Process Engineering” Book Review: This book covers two topics: primary processing of cereals, pulses, fruits, and vegetables, as well as the use of byproducts/biomass. It includes food preservation and processing methods after harvest, with a focus on grains. Grain properties, drying and dryers, grain storage, parboiling, and milling are all covered in this book.

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