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Sudhakar Rao D.V.

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Post Harvest Management of fruits and vegetables
M.Sc.(Horticulture), Ph.D
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, August 1, 1965
Experience (No. of Years): 

Respiratory behaviour of fruits and vegetables under different storage conditions Standardization of precooling and optimum storage temperatures for important fruits and vegetables Individual shrink wrapping of fruits and vegetables to extend storage life Modified atmosphere packaging of important fruits and vegetables Standardization of Controlled atmospheres for mango and banana for export purpose Standardization of post harvest treatments for extension of storage life of fruits and vegetables Alleviation of chilling injury of fruits and vegetables by CA storage, MA packing and Individual shrink wrapping Regulation of ripening in climacteric fruits by 1-MCP treatment Low cost ripening of fruits using ethylene gas released from liquid ethrel/ethephon

RESEARCH PAPERS 1. Sudhakar, D.V. and Maini, S.B.(2000). Isolation and characterisation of mango peel pectins. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 24(3):209-227. 2. K.N. Vishnu Prasanna, Sudhakar Rao, D.V. and Shantha Krishnamurthy (2000). Effect of storage temperature on ripening and quality of custard apple (Annona squmosa) fruits. J. Hort. Sci. & Biotech.,75(5): 546-550 3. S.Nanda, Sudhakar Rao, D.V. and Shantha Krishnamurthy (2001). Effect of shrink film wrapping and storage temperature on the shelf life and quality of pomegranate fruits cv. Ganesh. Postharvest Biol. Technol., 22(1):59-67. 4. Singh S.P. and Sudhakar Rao D.V. (2005). Effect of modified atmosphere packaging on the alleviation of chilling injury and dietary antioxidants levels in ‘Solo’ papaya during cold storage. European Journal of Horticultural Science, 70(5): 246-252. 5. D.V. Sudhakar Rao and K.P.Gopalakrishna Rao (2008). Controlled atmosphere storage of mango cultivars ‘Alphonso’ and ‘Banganpalli’) to extend storage-life and maintain quality. The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 83(3): 351-359. 6. Sudhakar Rao, D.V. K.P.Gopalakrishna Rao and Shantha Krishnamurthy (2000). Extension of shelf life of cucumber by modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and shrink wrapping. Indian Food Packer 54(5): 65-71 7. Singh, S.P. and Sudhakar Rao, D.V. (2005). Quality assurance of papaya by shrink film wrapping during storage and ripening. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 42(6):523-525. 8.Sudhakar Rao, D.V. and K.P.Gopalakrishna Rao (2009). Effect of controlled atmosphere conditions and pre-treatments on ripening behaviour and quality of mangoes stored at low temperature. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 46 (4):300-306. Sudhakar Rao, D.V.  and Shivasankar K. S. (2015). Individual shrink wrapping extends the storage life and maintains the antioxidants of mango (cvs. ‘Alphonso’ and ‘Banganapalli’) stored at 8°C”. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52 (7): 4351-4359 (NAAS J218: 7.24). D. V. Sudhakar Rao (2107) Individual shrink wrapping extends the storage life and maintains the quality of pomegranates (cvs.'Mriduala' and 'Bhagwa') at ambient and low temperature. Submitted to Journal of Food Science and Technology 55(1):351–365. Patil, R.A., Sudhakar Rao, D.V., Manasa, B. (2013). Effect of modified atmospheric packaging on chilling injury and shelf-life of custard apple fruits Journal of Applied Horticulture, 15 ( 2 ) pp. 100 – 105  . Vijay Rakesh Reddy, S., Sudhakar Rao, D. V. And K. S. Shivashankara (2011) Comparative effect of 1-methylcyclopropene (MCP) and KMnO4 on the total antioxidant capacity, phenols and flavonoids of guava cv. Lucknow-49. Haryana J. hortic. Sci., 40 (1 & 2) : 98-100. Rama Krishna. K. and Sudhakar Rao, D. V (2014). Effect of Chitosan Coating on the Physiochemical Characteristics of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) Fruits During Storage at Room Temperature .Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 7(5), 12–16.Ranjitha K., Sudhakar Rao, D. V.,  Shivasankar K. S. and Roy, T. K. (2015). Effect of pretreatments and modified atmosphere packaging on the shelf life and quality of fresh- cut green bell pepper. Journal of Food Science and Technology,  52(12): 7872-7882  K. Ranjitha, D.V. Sudhakar Rao, K.S. Shivashankara, Harinder Singh Oberoi, Tapas Kumar Roy, H. Bharathamma (2017). Shelf-life extension and quality retention in fresh-cut carrots coated with pectin Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 42: 91–100  K Ranjitha, DV Sudhakar Rao, KS Shivashankara, TK Roy (2018). Integrating Calcium Chloride Treatment with Polypropylene Packaging Improved the Shelf Life and Retained the Quality Profile of Minimally Processed Cabbage Food Chemistry 256: 1-10 (NAAS: F038: 10.53) R. A. Patil, D. V. Sudhakar Rao, N. Sumitha and B. Manasa (2014). Sensory quality of custard apple fruits stored at low temperature Bioinfolet 11 ( 3B) : 858 – 860. Patil, R.A., Sudhakar Rao, D.V., Manasa, B. (2015). Modified atmosphere packaging maintains physico-chemical properties of custard apple (Annona squamosa L.) fruits Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 49 (6): 489 -495. K. Rama Krishna and D. V. Sudhakar Rao (2017). Chitosan Coating in Combination with Low Temperature for Extending Storage Life of Guava (Psidium guajava L.). Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 23:S1-S6 .K. Rama Krishna and D. V. Sudhakar Rao (2017). Postharvest Quality Attributes of Guava as Affected by Chitosan Coating at Critical Low Temperature Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences: 8(2): 426-430. K. Rama Krishna and D. V. Sudhakar Rao (2017). Influence of chitosan coating and storage temperatures on postharvest quality of guava. Indian Journal of Horticulture: 74(3): 466-470. Siva Prasad, M., Sangama, D.V. Sudhakar Rao and (2018). Effect of stage of maturity and bud opening solution on the postharvest quality of carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) cut flowers. Research  Journal of Agricultural Sceiences, 9 (1):01-08   (NAAS  R030: 4.54). Ranjitha K and Sudhakar Rao, D. V (2014). Modified atmosphere packaging of green gram        (Vigna radiata L.) sprouts  for extending shelf life and acceptance in Indian market. Asian Journal of Dairy &  Food Research, 33(2):91-97 BOOK CHAPTERS 1.Sudhakar Rao, D.V., Gopalakrishna Rao, K.P. and Narayana, C.K (2011) Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Fruits. In THE SCIENCE OF HORTICULTURE Edited by Professor K.V.Peter New India Publishing AGENCY (NIPA), New Delhi, pp 287-304 ISBN : 978-93-80235-48-6 xvi+362p 2. S.P. Singh and D.V. Sudhakar Rao (2011). Chapter 6. Papaya (Carica papaya L.). In: Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and sub tropical fruits: Volume 4. Mangosteen to White Sapote. Edited by Elhadi M. Yahia Published by Woodhead Publishing Limited, UK , pp86-124. ISBN -13:978-0-85709-090-4 3. C. K. Narayana, D. V. Sudhakar Rao, and Susanta K. Roy (2012). Mango Production, Postharvest Physiology, and Storage. In: Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Processing and Packaging, First Edition. Part II Tropical fruits. Edited by Muhammad Siddiq, Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., USA pp: 259-276. ISBN-10: 0813811422 | ISBN-13: 978-0813811420

•Awarded Dr J.C. Anand Gold Medal Instituted by Horticultural Society of India (HSI) for the year 2009 for the significant contributions in Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural crops. •Recipient of Dr JS. Pruthi Award for the year 2007 for significant contributions to the development of fruit and vegetable preservation industry in India Instituted by AFST (I) •Recipient of United Nations University (UNU-Kirin) Fellowship for carrying out Post Doctoral Research at National Food Research Institute (NFRI), Tsukuba, JAPAN(2000-01) •Recipient of IARI Gold Medals for out standing academic performance in M. Sc. and Ph.D •Recipient of the NA Pandit Award (1995) for the best review paper on “Pectins from fruit processing waste- A review during 1996 Annual Conference of All India Food Preservers Association, New Delhi. •Recognized as PG Teacher in the subject of Post Harvest Technology by University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore; University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot and Dr YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh.

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