Principal Scientist (Hort. Fruit Science) Division of Food Science & Postharvest Technology
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Dr. R.R. Sharma completed his post graduation from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India during 1994 and qualified ARS-1995 examination with top position. He joined as Scientist in the Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology, IARI, New Delhi in 1997 and worked on mango improvement, high-density planting and strawberry up to 2004 and then shifted to Division of Post Harvest technology, IARI, New Delhi. He has developed six mango hybrids and standardized several farmer-friendly fruit production and postharvest management technologies. He is a recipient of several awards and honors in India. He has also worked as International Mango Registrar (1999-2004) of International Society for Horticultural Science. He is a member, Editorial Board of Scientia Horticulture (The Netherlands), International Journal of Fruit Science (UK), American Journal of Plant Science (USA), Journal of Agriculture Science (USA) and Chief Editor of International Journal of Food processing and Technology (India). He has published about 40 articles in International Journals, 50 in Indian journal, 110 popular articles, 7 books, 5 farm bulletins and several pamphlets.
Major research interests of Dr.R.R. Sharma are, Postharvest physiology & pathology of horticultural crops especially temperate fruits Regulation of ripening and senescence of fruits and vegetables, edible coatings, Safe approaches (bioagents, GRAS) for PHM of fruits and vegetable Pre-harvest management and its effects on PHM & quality of fruits and vegetables.