THIENCHAI Sundusdee Maejo University, Fac.of Eng.& Agro-industry, Asist.Prof., 農生産学部, 講師
KITTIPONG Vu メチョー大学, 農生産学部, 助教授
HIKIDA Yoshio Ehime University, Faculty of Agriculture, Asoc.Professor, 農学部, 助教授 (50127908)
YAMASHITA Jun Ehime University, Faculty of Agriculture, Professor, 農学部, 教授 (40036405)
TSURUSAKI Takashi Ehime University, Faculty of Agriculture, Professor, 農学部, 教授 (50036323)
KITTIPONG Vuthijumnonk Maejo University, Fac.of Eng.& Agro-industry, Dean
A postharvest loss is any change in the quantity or quality of a product after harvest that prevents or alters its intended use or decreases its value. We made researches into postharvest losses, storage, management and quality preservation of agricultural products before or after harvest, problem of residual agricultural chemicals, and animal feeds for stockbreeding.
The research topic are the following five subjects by the University to University Cooperative Research Project.
1. We focused on the harvesting system, the principles governing postharvest physiology, agricultural product storage.
2. The cultivation techniques of rice by mechanization, and grain quality.
3.Immediate treatment of the freshly harvested grain is essential to prevent quality deterioration due to mold development. Postharvest treatments are available to ensure short- and long-term preservation of grains, including sealed storage, chemical treatment, chilling, and drying. As drying of grain is the most wnidely practiced grain-preservation method, we focused this point.
4. Livestock in tropical area has a tendency to be thin, which is caused by low nutrient feeds. To increase livestock production, it requires good forages that having high feeding values.
5. We carried out about environmental pollution in agricultural fields at Thailand.
We sent and invited 14 researchers each between two universities. All of them exchanged academic views and cooperative field research successfully. The experience will improve their future research.