Best Reference Books – Post Harvest Engineering of Agricultural Crops

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Post Harvest Engineering of Agricultural Crops subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Post Harvest Engineering of Agricultural Crops along with reviews.

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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. “Unit Operations of Agricultural Processing” by Sahay K M

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“Unit Operations of Agricultural Processing” Book Review: This book has been rewritten entirely in order to keep up with the modern and latest developments in the field of engineering, both in approach and content. The book contains newer illustrations in the form of diagrams to make the topics more understandable. Keeping in mind the latest syllabus of various universities in India, topics like basic unit operations of post-harvest agricultural processing, specifications, design, and testing procedures of modern grain dryers, husk fired furnaces etc are included in this book and a detailed description is also provided by the author. A large number of solved numerical examples are also provided. This book is targeted for students pursuing B.Tech. and M.Tech in Agriculture Engineering.

3. “Physical Properties of Plant and Animal Materials” by Mohsenin N N

“Physical Properties of Plant and Animal Materials” Book Review: This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Chapters provided in the book are like Importance and Structure and retention of water, Physical characteristics, some basic concepts of rheology etc. Plethora of examples are included in every chapter of the book.

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4. “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.

5. “Prevention of Post Harvest Food Losses: Fruit, Vegetables and Root Crops (FAO)” by Fao

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“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.

6. “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.

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7. “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.

8. “Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions” by Amit Baran Sharangi and Suchand Datta

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“Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions” Book Review: This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Provided in the book are chapters on value addition of fruits, vegetables, spices, plantation crops, floricultural crops and in forestry etc. Other important topics covered in the book include theory of packaging, preservation, drying, dehydration, total quality management and supply chain management of horticultural crops. Plethora of solved examples are included in every chapter of the book. Advanced concepts like exploring value addition as a production/marketing strategy driven by customer needs and preferences are also covered extensively in the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations may also find it beneficial.

9. “Post-harvest Physiology of Food Crops” by W G Burton
10. “Post-harvest Crop Processing: Some Tools for Agriculture (Guide to Appropriate Equipment)” by John Boyd and Brian Clarke
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