1. Effect of storage period on soaking time of paddy during parboiling

  2. Introduction of the “Fresh Chain” concept to minimize postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables.

  3. Wrapping of vegetables in HDPE film (lunch sheet) to improve keeping qualities.

  4. A study of stem-end rot in Mango caused by Botriodiplodia theobromae

  5. Comparative studies on existing and improved postharvest practices to ascertain the present status of the postharvest industry and to identify the areas for postharvest technology improvement.

  6. Determination of maturity indices of bitter gourd (Mormordica charantia) Variety, MC 43

  7. Extension of postharvest life of fresh fruits by modified atmosphere packaging under ambient condition.

  8. Comparative studies on existing and improved postharvest practices to ascertain the present status of the postharvest industry and to identify the areas for postharvest technology improvement.

  9. Control of stored product insect pests by using smoke generated from paddy husk combustion.

  10. Determination of maturity indices for harvesting of Luffa (Luffa acutangula) Hybrid: Herculis

  11. Effect of packaging method and seed moisture content on germination capacity of seed paddy during storage

  12. Preservation of lime in the form of juice to overcome the problem of excess production during Seasons

  13. Determination of maturity indices for harvesting of curry chilli(Capsicum annum.L) hybrid:Hungarian yellow wax

  14. Determination of maturity indices for harvesting of drumstick (Moringa olifreal) variety Raan Murunga.

  15. Extension of post harvest life of fresh banana using vacuum packaging techniques.

  16. Control of Aspergillus rot in wood-apple (Ferronia acidissima) (CARP funded project)

  17. Control of insects of stored paddy under ware house conditions using smoke generated from partial combustion of rice (paddy) husk.

  18. Maturity indices for harvesting of cabbage (Brassica oleracea)

  19. Maturity indices for harvesting of beans ( Phaseolis vulgaris) Variety Kentucky Wonder Green in Dry zone cultivation in Sri Lanka
  20. Effect of neem based insecticides ( Neemazal 1 % EC ) against Sitophilus oryzae and Rhyzopertha dominica

  21. Development of dehydration and preservation technologies for herbal and medicinal crops to minimize the losses and enhance product quality

  22. Effect of degree of bran removal on storage behavior of raw rice

  23. Effect of removal of field heat by hydro-cooling on shelf life of harvested ‘embul’ banana (Musa acuminata).

  24. Use of elicitors to control postharvest diseases of banana

  25. Effect of different fertilizer formulations on control of postharvest diseases of capsicum (Capsicum annum)

  26. Field heat removal by hydro cooling on storage life of Willard mango

  27. Increasing of postharvest life time of Beans (Phaseolous vulgaris L) by hydro cooling

  28. Assessment of economic losses of horticultural produce during supply chain activities in Sri Lanka

  29. Development of low cost edible coating for extending Shelf life of guava fruits (Bangkok giant)

  30. Study on storage of rice and wheat flour 1:4 mixture

  31. Validation of the Mathematical Model for Rice Quality Simulation by the Function of Paddy Parboiling Treatments for BG 358 Rice Variety

  32. Validation of the Paddy Parboiling Simulation Mathematical Model for BG 352 Long Grain (Nadu) Rice

  33. Present status and future prospects of the rice processing as a cottage industry in Anuradhapura district.

  34. Development of a methodology for extending the shelf life of lime as fresh produce

  35. Development of a transportation package for banana

  36. Development of an appropriate methodology for extending shelf life of Cassava

  37. Development of edible wax formulation to enhance the storage quality of Citrus fruits

  38. Effect of Soaking Water Quality on Quality of Parboiled Rice

  39. Screening of currently available insecticides in Sri Lanka for their efficacy & toxicity against insects for stored paddy

  40. Study of soft rot in carrots and possible control measures

  41. Suitability of bulk packages for transportation of leeks (Allium porum)

  42. Assessment of rice processing village programme

  43. Development of a paddy parboiling simulation computer program in Sinhala language.

  44. Formulation of edible fruit wax for commercial use

  45. Quality evaluation of locally produce rice available in the open market of Sri Lanka

  46. Use of plastic crates in super market supply chains: a case study

  47. Application of Polysaccharide based Composite Film Wax Coating for Shelf Life Extension of Guava (var. Bangkok Giant)

  48. Development of polysaccharide-lipid based composite wax formulation to enhance the storage quality of orange

  49. Effect of Different Bran Removal Degrees on Quality Attributes of Stored Parboiled Rice

  50. Effect of GRAS compounds on aflatoxin production of a Aspergillus flavors In maize ( Zea mays L.)

  51. Effect of modified atmospheric conditions of hermetically sealed large capacity cocoons for storage of maize seeds (Zea mays)

  52. Effect of modified atmospheric conditions of hermetically sealed large capacity cocoons for storage of paddy (Oryza sativa)

  53. Evaluation of present status of using safe packages for perishable transportation

  54. Study of the use of GRAS compounds to control postharvest diseases in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)

  55. Assessment of post harvest losses and quality deteriorations of banana fruits during supply chain activities in Sri Lanka

  56. Effect of sodium bicarbonate and ammonium bicarbonate on anthracnose fruit rot of tomato caused by Colletotrichum cocodes

  57. Pre-harvest foliar sprays of salicylic acid enhance berry quality of table grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) cv. Flame Seedless

  58. Promotion of dehydration and freezing industry for vegetables and fruits.

  59. Reduction of postharvest losses in leeks (Allium porum) during transportation using wooden bulk packages

  60. Use of safe packaging for vegetable transportation on main supply chains in Sri Lanka

 

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Fresh Produce Quality and Safety; Handling Packaging and Storage of Food Crops