1st Edition

Postharvest Handling and Diseases of Horticultural Produce

    454 Pages 101 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    454 Pages 101 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Postharvest Handling and Diseases of Horticultural Produce describes all the postharvest techniques, handling, pre-cooling, postharvest treatment, edible coating and storage of the horticultural produce available to handle perishable horticultural food commodities, covering the areas of horticulture, agricultural process engineering, postharvest technology, plant pathology and microbiology. Postharvest diseases of major fruits and vegetables, with their causal agents, are described. The integrative strategies for management of postharvest diseases include effectively inhibiting the growth of pathogens, enhancing the resistance of hosts and improving environmental conditions, with results that are favourable to the host and unfavourable to the pathogen growth, including biotechnological approaches. Adopting a thematic style, chapters are organized by type of treatment, with sections devoted to postharvest risk factors and their amelioration. The chapters are written by experts in the fields of plant pathology, horticulture, food science, etc. Core insights into identifying and utilizing appropriate postharvest options for minimizing postharvest losses and enhancing benefits to end-users are also provided.


      • Presents the most recent developments in the field of postharvest handling technologies and diseases in a single volume
      • Includes postharvest diseases of cut flowers, fruits, vegetables and tuber crops.
      • Appropriate for students, researchers and professionals
      • Written by experts and can be used as a reference resource

    Postharvest losses of horticultural produces

    Dinesh Singh, Ram Roshan Sharma and Amit Kumar Kesharwani

    Effect of pre-harvest practices on postharvest quality and diseases of fruits

    Ram Asrey and Amrita Das

    Postharvest handling of fruits and vegetables for disease management

    BVC Mahajan and Swati Kapoor

    Postharvest Treatments for Horticultural Produce

    R R Sharma, Raghavendra HR and, S Sethi

    Management of postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables through chemicals

    Dinesh Singh and Ravinder Pal Singh

    Bio-control of Postharvest pathogens affecting perishable horticultural commodities

    R R Sharma, Dinesh Singh, Vijay Rakesh Reddy S and Raghavendra H R

    Endophytes: Management of post-harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables

    V Shanmugam, Pothiraj G and Dauda W P

    Management of postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables through yeasts

    Bharti Choudhary and Dinesh Singh

    Management of postharvest diseases in fruits and vegetables by using botanicals

    Gayatri Biswal and Dinesh Singh

    Edible coatings for quality and disease management of fruits and vegetables

    Shruti Sethi, Alka Joshi and Swarajya Laxmi Nayak

    Mycotoxins and their impacts on human, plant and animal health

    Deeba Kamil, Shiv Pratap Choudhary, Rubin Debbarma, Prameeladevi T and Sudeep Toppo R

    Characterization and detection of mycotoxins from fruits and vegetables

    Koteswara Rao V, Vaibhavi C Dhuri, Vishwambar N and Bhagyashree T

    Application and monitoring of health hazard and codex alimentation for product and commodity

    M S Yadav

    Recent advances in postharvest handling and management of citrus diseases

    Vinay J U, Shamarao Jahagirdar, Devappa V, Ashtaputre S A and Dinesh Singh

    Postharvest diseases of mango and their management

    P K Shukla, Tahseen Fatima, Gundappa and Nidhi Kumari

    Postharvest diseases of banana and their management

    Snehalatharani A, Devappa V and Sangeetha CG

    Postharvest diseases of grapes and their management

    Raghavendra Achari and Devappa V

    Postharvest diseases of guava and their management

    Manju Sharmna

    Postharvest diseases of litchi and their management

    Vinod Kumar and Ajit Kumar Dubedi Anal

    Postharvest diseases of papaya and their management

    Atul Kumar, Jai Prakash Singh, Pooja Singh and Shaily Javeria

    Postharvest diseases of peach fruits and their management

    Monica Sharma and Amit Sharma

    Postharvest diseases of stone fruits and their management

    Efath Shahnaz, Ali Anwar and Saba Banday

    Postharvest diseases and disorders of apple: Perspectives for integrated management

    KP Singh and Aravind T

    Postharvest diseases of strawberry and their management

    Satish K Sharma, Joginder Pal, and Anju Sharma

    Postharvest diseases of pineapple and their management

    Pankaj Baiswar, Tasvina R Borah and Akoijam R Singh

    Postharvest diseases of minor fruits and their management

    S D Somwanshi, Sunita J Magar and Suryawanshi A P

    Postharvest diseases of potato and their management

    Rajesh Kumar Ranjan, Dinesh Singh and Dinesh Rai

    Postharvest diseases of tomato and their management

    Devappa V, Sangeetha CG, Vinay MR, Snehalatha Rani, N Jhansirani and Srinivas P

    Postharvest diseases of capsicum sp. and brinjal and their management

    Sangeetha CG, Devappa V, Snehalatharani, Navyashree S E and Tirukovalur Sundeep

    Postharvest diseases of onion and garlic and their management

    Gurudatt M Hegde, Vinay J U and Shamarao Jahagirdar

    Postharvest diseases of cucurbitaceous crops and their management

    Dinesh Singh and Mehjabeen Afaque

    Postharvest diseases of cole crops and their management

    Raghavendra Mesta, Manjunath Hubballi and Archana TS

    Postharvest diseases of leguminous vegetable crops and their management

    AN Tripathi, D Singh, KK Pandey and Singh J

    Postharvest diseases of tuber crops and their management

    Veena SS, Visalakshi Chandra C, Jeeva ML, Makeshkumar T

    Postharvest handling and disease management of cut flowers

    M R Dhiman, Raj Kumar and Sandeep Kumar


    Dr. Dinesh Singh (Principal Scientist), ICAR- IARI, New Delhi did his M. SC (Ag) and Ph. D. from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi. He joined ARS services in January 1997 at IIVR, Varanasi and presently working as Principal Scientist at Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR- IARI, New Delhi. Dr. Singh has made significant contribution broadly in area of Plant Bacteriology and post harvest disease management. Dr. Singh has made significant contribution broadly in area of Plant Bacteriology. He characterized and deposited 176 isolates of Ralstonia solanacerarum, 217 isolates of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris, 6 isolates of X. oryzae pv. oryzae, 31 isolates of X. vesicatoria, 45 isolates of Bacillus spp. (B. subtilis, B. amyloliquifaciens, B. pumilus, B. cereus in the ITCC, Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi. He developed multiplex - PCR based sensitive, specific and reliable protocol for simultaneous detection of R. solanacearum and Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora from potato tubers. He characterized two races of Ralstonia solanacerarum (Race 1 and race 3) and 3 races of X. campestris pv. campestris ( race 1, 4 & 6) from India. He developed talc based formulation of bacterial antagonists such as Pseudomonas flourescens DTPF-3, Bacillus subtilis DTBS-5 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens DTBA-11 effective against fungal, bacterial diseases of plants. He has guided 4 Ph. D and 2 M. Sc. students in the field of plant bacteriology. He has published 122 research papers in pear reviewed reputed journals, 44 popular articles, 20 books, 79 book chapters, 5 technical bulletins, 8 training manuals and 2 practical manuals. He has been honoured and awards such as NESA Fellowship, NABS Fellow, IPS Fellow, SPPS Fellow, Bioved Fellowship Award, Honorary Fellowship Indian Mycological Society (FIMS) (2020), Dr. M. M. Alam Medal, Young Scientist Associate Award, Late shri P. P. Shinghal Memorial Award, J. P. Varma Memorial lecture Award, Reviewer Excellence Award, Award for Excellent in Research, Distinguished Scientist in Plant Pathology Award, Best Faculty Award from various professional societies and agencies.

    Dr. R.R. Sharma born on 14th March, 1962 in Hamirpur (H.P.), Dr. Sharma completed his graduation (B.Sc. Agril.) from HPKV, Palampur and Masters in Horticulture (M.Sc.) from IARI, New Delhi. At present, he is working as Principal Scientist in the Division of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. He has developed eight varieties of mango and standardized several production and postharvest management technologies for different fruits including apple, mango, pomegranate, plum, kiwifruit, litchi and Kinnow mandarin. He has worked as International Mango Registrar of International Society for Horticultural Science for 5 years (1999-2004). He is Fellow of four National Academies such as National Academy of Agricultural Science, national Academy of Biological Science, Indian Academy of Horticultural Science, and National Environment Science Academy. He is recipient of Rajiv Gandhi award and Education award of Govt of India, Dr. Rajinder Prasad award of ICAR twice ( 2004 and 2010), IARI Beast teacher award, Dr R.N. Singh award of IARI, New Delhi twice ( 2004 and 2019). He is prolific writer and has authored 14 books on different aspects of fruit production and postharvest management, and published more than 180 research papers in journals of international and national repute. He is a member, Editorial Board of more than dozen International journals, and reviewer for more than 15 International and national journal. His Google Scholar Citation is more than 3500 with h-index of 29 and h-10 index of 70.

    Dr. V. Devappa born on 22nd September 1970 and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Ph.D from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. He joined University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad during 1997 as Assistant Professor. Presently he is working as Professor & Head, Dept. of Plant Pathology, College of Horticulture, GKVK, Bengaluru since 27th May 2013 to till date. He is well known for his contributions on integrated disease management of vegetable and fruit crops and biological control of soil borne plant pathogens. He played a key role in developing 20 technologies in the field of Plant Pathology and these technologies are incorporated in the package of Practices for horticulture crops in Karnataka. He has 75 publications besides 3 books and 10 book chapters. Organized National level symposium on Climate Change and conducted 2 ICAR short courses on biological control and two workshops pertaining to horticulture crop disease management. He also served as a member in the editorial boards for six online journals. He has guided 4 Ph. D and 10 M.Sc students. He also visited different countries like Israel, Spain, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand etc. for scientific assignments and bagged more than 10 awards for his achievement’s in the field of Plant Pathology including different scientific societies. He is life member for more than ten scientific societies viz., Indian Phytopathological Society, Indian Society of Plant Protection Association, Karnataka Journal of Farm Sciences etc.

    Dr Deeba Kamil born on 10th September, 1981 in Lucknow (U.P.), Dr. Kamil completed her graduation from Lucknow University, Lucknow and Masters in Agriculture (M.Sc.) from AAIDU, Naini, Allahabad and Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. At present, she is working as Senior Scientist in the Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. She has made excellent contribution in plant pathological research. She has involved in the field of mycology especially fungal taxonomy and associated with Indian Type Cultute Collection and Herbarium Cryptogamme Indae Orientalis. She has also started the DNA barcoding of fungal cultures with Genus Fusarium. This was the first attempt from Fusarium barcoding from India. DNA barcoding of Trichoderma, Colletotrichum, Drechslera, Phoma, Aspergillus and Penicillium is also done. She was successful to develop molecular marker for many Trichoderma and Aspergillus species. She is being working on the delineation of different Fusarium species complex. She has also tried to produce silver nanoparticies by using different fungi and worked on their bio-efficacy against Plant Pathogens. She is recipient of MK Patel young scientist award, Women scientist awards and many more societies’ awards. She has authored 4 books on different aspects of plant pathology, and published more than 50 research papers in journals of international and national repute. She is reviewer for many International and national journal.