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Sangama

Sangama
Designation: 
Principal Scientist (Horticulture)
Division/Section: 
Division of Post Harvest Technology and Agricultural Engineering
Specialisation: 
Postharvest management and value addition of ornamnetal crops
Qualification: 
Ph.D( Horticulture)
Experience (No. of Years): 
27
Research Accomplishments: 

My research is Postharvest management and value addition of cut flowers and foliages. The accomplishments are enhancement of shelf life and vase life of commercial & new varieties and hybrids of cut flowers of rose, chrysanthemum, gerbera, gladiolus, carnation ,aster, tuberose, anthurium and orchid. Maximum shelf life and vase life of 2-5 days was obtained over control in the above flowers by harvesting at optimum harvest stage ,suitable packaging and low temperature storage. Pulsing and vase solution of chemical floral preservatives have been evaluated and found beneficial in enhancing vase life of the above cut flowers. Shelf life enhancement and discolouration in Jasminum sambac and floret shedding in garland chrysanthemum flowers have been achieved through optimum harvest stage , packaging and low temperature storage. Value addition through dehydration has been achieved in Helichrysum, Gomphrena, chrysanthemum, rose, antirrhinum ,carnation, celosia ,orchids, cosmos, cone flowers and silver oak, casuarinas and fern foliage. Research on Genetic improvement of anthurium. Guided in research of ten M.Sc. Horticulture students.

Important Publications: 

Rameza Salma and Sangama (2012 ) Effect of packaging and storage on shelf life of dried flowers of Dendrobium orchid var. Sonia-17. International Journal of Processing and Post Harvest Technology. Volume 3 | Issue 1 | June, 2012 | 41-43. Rameza Salma and Sangama (2012 ) Evaluation of Dendrobium orchid varieties for dried flower production. The Asian Journal of Horticulture. Dona Amal Thomas, K. Sujatha, R, Jayanthi and Sangama. 2004. Comparative performance of sucker and tissue culture propagated plants of gerbera under polyhouse. J. Orn. Hort. 7(1): 31-37. Siva Prasad, Singh, S.P., Sudhakar Rao, D.V. and Sangama. 2004. Physiological response of cut carnation ( Dianthus caryophyuis) during long term low temperature storage. J. Pl.Sci.Res. 19: 33-35. Krishan. P.Singh and Sangama, 2002.Post harvest qualities of standard carnations flowers grown under fan and pad cooled green house Floriculture Research Trend in India pp 305 – 306. Krishan. P.Singh and Sangama, 2002. Influence of cultivars and flower stalk length on vase life of gerbera. Floriculture Research Trend in India pp 324 – 325. Singh K.P. and Krishan. P.Singh and Sangama, 2002.Post harvest qualities of standard carnations flowers grown under fan and pad cooled green house Floriculture Research Trend in India pp 305 – 306. Krishan. P.Singh and Sangama, 2002. Influence of cultivars and flower stalk length on vase life of gerbera. Floriculture Research Trend in India pp 324 – 325. Singh K.P. and Sangama. (2001) Response of chine aster to spacing. J. Orn. Hort. 4 (1): 61-62. Singh K.P. Sangama and S.C. Mandhar. (2001) Evaluation of postharvest qualities of standard carnation flowers grown under naturally ventilated green house J. Orn. Hort. 45 (1): 53-54 Singh K.P. and Sangama. (2000) Effect of graded levels of N&P on postharvest qualities of china aster cv. Kamini. Indian J. of Hort. 57 (1): 87-89 Singh K.P. and Sangama. (2000) Effect of planting densities on growth flowering and postharvest quality of cut spike in tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) cv. Single J. Appl. Hort. 2 (1) : 54-55. Sangama and K.P. Singh. (1999) Effect of spike length on postharvest qualities of gladiolus. J. Orn. Hort. 2 (2): 144-145. Sangama. (1986) Studies on in vitro seed germination and morphogenesis in orchids Mysore. J. Agri. Sciences XXIX (4) 564-565. Sangama. (1983) Effect of growth regulators on orchid seed germination H. J. Agri. University. J. 2 (4) : 339-340.

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

Fellow of Indian society of ornamental Horticulture Post graduation faculty of UHS, Bagalkot,

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
No.142, SFS (208), Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru-560064
Email Address: 
sangama@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
9448936850
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