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Sudhakar Rao, D.V.

Sudhakar Rao, D.V.
Designation: 
Principal Scientist (Horticulture)
Division/Section: 
Division of Post Harvest Technology and Agricultural Engineering
Specialisation: 
Post Harvest Management of fruits and vegetables
Qualification: 
M.Sc.(Horticulture), Ph.D
Experience (No. of Years): 
21
Research Accomplishments: 

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

Important Publications: 

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 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

Awards & Recognitions, Patents, Inventions, etc: 

•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.

Contact Details
Address for Communication: 
Flat No.106, Hoysala Sriranga Apartments, 11th Cross, Lakshmaiah Block, Ganganagar, Bengaluru-560024
Email Address: 
dvsrao@iihr.res.in
Telephone #: 
9900820270
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