The title of this book is “Post Harvest Technology and Engineering.” We all know that agriculture is a very important part of everybody’s life. But we do not know the reality of what all it takes to grow a single crop. For every crop, there are different methods to cultivate them and then harvest them. In this book, we mainly saw the post-harvesting methods of the crop. It is not that once the crop is cultivated and harvested, it does not need any more care. So I talked about those methods that should be used to prevent crops post-harvesting. Also, this book has a glimpse of harvesting methods too of some crops. Also, this book provides you with the analytical data with explanatory diagrams and flow charts for different parameters regarding the crop.
In this book, some information is given about all the processes and terminologies used in the agricultural sector. To start with, Food production and Distribution globally are explained with proper graphs and analytical data.
Then the process of harvesting and its stages is explained. Also, the global average yield of some crops is mentioned. Then we learned about post-harvesting and the different methods involved in the post-harvesting process.
After that, we learn about specific methods for grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, tea, coffee, and cocoa. After the crops are harvested, post-harvesting also includes packaging and storage. Therefore, after postharvest methods, we learned about different methods to pack and store the harvested product. Also, quality is a major factor. So in this book, we also learned about how to check and maintain the quality of the produced thing.
And as we know, science is involved in every day-to-day activity. So, at last, we learned about the scientific phenomenon used in agriculture.