Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Agronomic Rice Practices and Postharvest Processing
Production and Quality Improvement

Editors: Deepak Kumar Verma
Prem Prakash Srivastav, PhD
Altafhusain B. Nadaf, PhD

Agronomic Rice Practices and Postharvest Processing

In production
Pub Date: Sept 2018
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887120
Pages: Approx 504p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 11 color and 16 b/w illustrations

Agronomic Rice Practices and Postharvest Processing: Production and Quality Improvement addresses three important agricultural aspects of rice: physical characteristics, physico-chemical characteristics of rice, and the organoleptic aspects of rice. Divided into four parts, the book first looks at recent trends and advances for higher production and quality improvement of rice, which covers climate-resilient agricultural practices. The book looks at climatic effects, relative performance, and constraints in direct seeded versus transplanted rice of Asia, constraints in temperate rice culture, and interventions to mitigate the challenges, along with recent advances and trends in system of rice intensification (SRI).

The book then goes on to examine nutrient management for rice production and quality improvement, such as the effect of zinc on growth, yield, and quality attributes of rice for improved rice production; integrated nutrient management (INM) in transplanted rice by the pelleting technique; and the effects of different organic sources of nutrition on growth, yield, and quality of rice. Weed management for improved rice production is addressed as well, as is effective post-harvest processing for rice quality improvement.

With chapters from renowned scientists, researchers, and professors, this book will be a useful guide for rice researchers working in the area of agronomic practices, post-harvest processing, and quality improvement in rice.

Key features:

  • Explores new trends in effective agronomic practices for rice
  • Examines proper postharvest processing and handling of rice
  • Looks at techniques for the improvement of both yield and grain quality of rice

1. Climate-Resilient Agricultural Practices in Rice: An Indian Perspective
Arnab Banerjee and Manoj Kumar Jhariya

2. Direct Seeded vs Transplanted Rice in Asia: Climatic Effects, Relative Performance, and Constraints, A Comparative Outlook
Umair Ashraf, Zhaowen Mo, and Xiangru Tang

3. Temperate Rice Culture: Constraints and Interventions to Mitigate the Challenges
Asif B. Shikari, S. Najeeb, Gazala H. Khan, Shabir H. Wani, Zahoor A. Bhat, G. A. Parray, and Shafiq A. Wani

4. System of Rice Intensification (SRI): Recent Advances and Trends
Ashaq Hussain, Parmeet Singh, and Aabid Hussain Lone

5. Effect of Zinc (Zn) on Growth, Yield and Quality Attributes of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) for Improved Rice Production
V. K. Verma, Deepak Kumar Verma, and Ram Kumar Singh

6. Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) in Transplanted Rice by the Pelleting Technique
Manish Kumar Sharma and Parmeshwar Kumar Sahu

7. Integrated Nutrient Management (INM): Potential Practices for Rice Productivity and Yield
Deepak Kumar Verma, Arnab Banerjee, Manoj Kumar Jhariya, and Dhiraj Kumar Yadav

8. Integrated Weed Management (IWM) Practices in Zero-Till Direct Seeded Rice (DSR)
Gaurav S. K. Verma, V. K. Verma, Deepak Kumar Verma, and Ram Kumar Singh

9. Effect of Parboiling on Different Physico-Chemical and Cooking Properties of Rice
Deepak Kumar Verma, Mandira Kapri, Dipendra Kumar Mahato, Sudhanshi Billoria, and Prem Prakash Srivastav

10. Nutritional Quality Evaluation of Different Rice Cultivars
Deepak Kumar Verma, Prem Prakash Srivastav, and Mukesh Mohan


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Deepak Kumar Verma
Research Scholar, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (WB), India

Deepak Kumar Verma is an agricultural science professional and is currently a PhD Research Scholar in the specialization of food processing engineering in the Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (WB), India. In 2012, he received a DST-INSPIRE Fellowship for PhD study by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Mr. Verma is currently working on the research project “Isolation and Characterization of Aroma Volatile and Flavoring Compounds from Aromatic and Non-Aromatic Rice Cultivars of India.” His previous research work included “Physico-Chemical and Cooking Characteristics of Azad Basmati (CSAR 839-3): A Newly Evolved Variety of Basmati Rice (Oryza sativa L.)”. He earned his BSc degree in agricultural science from the Faculty of Agriculture at Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, and his MSc (Agriculture) in Agricultural Biochemistry in 2011. He also received an award from the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agricultural and Technology, Kanpur, India. Apart from his area of specialization in plant biochemistry, he has also built a sound background in plant physiology, microbiology, plant pathology, genetics and plant breeding, plant biotechnology and genetic engineering, seed science and technology, food science and technology etc. In addition, he is member of different professional bodies, and his activities and accomplishments include conferences, seminar, workshop, training, and also the publication of research articles, books, and book chapters.

Prem Prakash Srivastav, PhD
Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (WB), India

Prem Prakash Srivastav, PhD, is Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology in the Agricultural and Food Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (WB), India, where he teaches various undergraduate-, postgraduate-, and PhD-level courses and guides research projects. His research interests include the development of specially designed convenience, functional, and therapeutic foods; the extraction of nutraceuticals; and the development of various low-cost food processing machineries. He has organized many sponsored short-term courses and completed sponsored research projects and consultancies. He has published various research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals and proceedings and many technical bulletins and monographs as well. Other publications include books and book chapters along with many patents. He has attended, chaired, and presented various papers at international and national conferences and delivered many invited lectures at various summer/winter schools. Dr. Srivastav has received several best poster paper awards for his presentations. He is a member of various professional bodies, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), the Indian Dairy Association (IDA), the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the Institute of Food Technologists (USA).

Altafhusain B. Nadaf, PhD
Professor, Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Altafhusain Nadaf, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Botany at Savitribai Phule Pune University in Pune, a position he has held for the past 13 years. His area of expertise is the biochemistry and molecular genetics of scented rice. His research accolades include being awarded the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 India4EU II scholarship to teach at the University of Bolgona, Italy, as a Visiting Professor in 2014 as well as earning the DST-BOYSCAST Fellowship to work as a Visiting Fellow at Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia. He is currently working as a reviewer for many international journals and has more than 50 research papers published in similar peer-reviewed entities. He has presented his research work at the national and international level. His research interests are biochemistry and molecular genetics of rice aroma volatiles. He has characterized scented rice varieties of India and other plant species containing rice aroma volatiles following HS-SPME-GC-MS/FID approach.

Dr. Nadaf earned his BSc in Botany from Jaysingpur College, Jaysingpur, Maharashtra, and his MSc in Botany with a specialization in cytogenetics and plant breeding from the Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, where he also earned a PhD in Botany.

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