Unit Code: AGR802

Unit Title: Post- Harvest Management

This unit introduces to students postharvest management practices. It covers the following instructional areas: harvesters including fruits, vegetables, grain cleaning and grading, grain threshing, feed mills, feed mixing and cubing, principles of crop drying including deep bed and thin layer drying, psychometric chart, vege/fruit processing, nut processing, environmental control of crop and livestock buildings, farm transport, and materials handling, seed production technology includes seed multiplication, agronomy aspect of seed production, protection, isolation, planting, cultivation and rouging, seed harvesting, processing, drying, cleaning and storage, seed quality control including field inspection and laboratory tests, seed certification and legislation, seed distribution, and seed production recommendations for important crops with emphasis on Solomon islands.