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PHT 601/HORT 601 EXPORT ORIENTED HORTICULTURE                                                                              (3L+1P) I

Objective
To acquaint the students with the export oriented requirements of horticultural crops.

Theory

UNIT I
India’s position and potentiality in world trade; export promotion zones in India.

UNIT II
Scope, produce specifications, quality and safety standards for export of fruits viz., mango, grape, litchi, pomegranate, walnut, cashewnut etc., vegetables viz., onion, chilli, okra, bitter gourd, gherkin etc., flowers viz., rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, gerbera, specialty flowers etc., cut green and foliage plants,

UNIT III
Processed and value-added products, post harvest management for export including packaging and cool chain; HACCP, Codex alimentarius, ISO certification; WTO and its implications, sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures.

UNIT IV
Seed and planting material; hi-tech nurseries, implications of PVP.

Practicals
Export promotion zones for vegetables and export of fresh vegetables and their products; quality standards of vegetables for export purpose; practical on quality standards of major flower for exports; quality standards of planting material and seeds; Hi-tech nursery in floriculture; quality standards of major fruits for exports; practical on ISO specifications and HACCP for export of fruits; Sanitary and phytosanitary measures during export of horticultural produce; post harvest management chain of horticultural produce for exports.

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