This book is quite comprehensive covering all aspects of post harvest technology viz., harvesting, threshing, drying, cleaning and grading, paddy processing, pulse and wheat milling, oil seed processing, storage and value addition. I am confident that this book will serve a text book for students of agronomy and agriculture engineering besides being a reference book for scientists and teacher in the area of post harvest technology. Proper post harvest management is required to avoid perishable loss of agricultural produce. It has been estimated that above 10% of durable commodities and 40% of perishable commodities are lost due to improper harvest practices starting from harvest to consumption. Proper time and method of harvesting are important to avoid yield losses in the field. Both early and late harvest is detrimental with respect to yield and quality. The harvested produce should be properly threshed, cleaned and graded. Appropriate method of drying and proper storage are also necessary. The author presented the book entitled "Post Harvest Technology: A Text Book in a scientific and systematic manner to understand the fundamentals of post harvest technology clearly and easily. This could be a Text Book as well as a reference book and this is an outcome of the author who has been actively involved in teaching, research and extension in the field of agronomy for over fifteen years.
Dr. S. Krishnaprabu, is graduated in B.Sc., (Agriculture) from Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, where he did his M.Sc. (Ag.) in 2002. He has been working in Annamalai University from 2002, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Agronomy also with specialization in Nutrient Management and presently, he is Assistant Professor in Agronomy, his specialization is in Nutrient management and crop improvement and he has been teaching courses on principles of Agronomy, Irrigation and Dry farming management, Agronomy of field crops and crop production to under-graduate students for ten years. His supervising has to his credit of more than ten numbers of research papers published various international journals. Also, a widely accepted two text books entitled. 'Scientific Production of Field Crops' and 'Rice Production' and value to his name.