Dr. R. R. Sharma

Division of Post Harvest Technology

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India



2002 Ph.D., Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India

1993 M.Sc., Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

1983 B.Sc., Himachal Pradesh Krishi Visva Vidyalaya, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Sharma, R.R., Singh, C.N., Chhonkar, O.P., Goswami, A.M. and Singh, S.K. (2000). Polyphenol oxidase activity as an index for screening mango (Mangifera indicaL.) germplasm against malformation. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter(Rome, Italy), 124: 41-43.
  2. Sharma, R.R., Goswami, A.M., Singh, C.N., Chhonkar, O.P. and Singh, G. (2001). Catecholase and cresolase activities and phenolic content in mango (Mangifera indicaL.) at panicle initiation. Sci. Hortic., 87(1-2): 147-151.
  3. Sharma, R.R., Singh, C.N. and Goswami, A.M. (2001). Polyphenol oxidase activity in mango (Mangifera indica L.) in relation to flowering behaviour and the malformation incidence. Fruits(France), 56(4): 219-224.
  4. Sharma, R.R. and Singh, S.K. (2002). Etiolation reduces phenolic content and PPO activity at the pre-culture stage and in-vitro exudation of phenols from mango explants. Trop. Agric.(Trinidad), 79(2): 94-99.
  5. Sharma, R.R. (2003). Catecholase and cresolase activity as a biochemical index for screening mango (Mangifera indicaL.) seedlings at nursery stage for bearing behaviour in their future reproductive life. Plant Genetic resources Newsletter, 133: 31-34.
  6. Sharma, R.R. and Sharma, V.P. (2003). Mulch type influences plant growth, albinism disorder and fruit quality in strawberry (Fragaria x ananassaDuch.). Fruits,58(4): 221-227.
  7. Sharma, R.R., Sharma, V.P. and Pandey, S.N. (2003). Mulching influences plant growth and albinism disorder in strawberry under subtropical climate.Acta Hort, 662:187-191.
  8. Sharma, R.R. and Saxena, S.K. (2004). Rootstocks influence granulation in Kinnow (C.nobilis x C. deliciosa).Sci. Hortic., 101: 235-242.
  9. Krishna, H., Singh, S.K., Sharma, R.R., Khawle, R.N., Grower, M. and Patel, V. B. (2005). Biochemical changes in micropropagated grape plantlets due to AMF inoculation during ex-vitro acclimation.Sci. Hortic.,106: 554-567.
  10. Singh, R., Sharma, R.R. and Jain, R.K. (2005). Planting time and mulching influenced vegetative and reproductive traits in strawberry (F. x ananassaDuch.) in India.Fruits, 60(6): 395-403.
  11. Sharma, R.R. and Singh, R. (2006). Effect of pruning intensity on light penetration and leaf physiology in Amrapali mango trees under high-density planting.Trop. Sci., 46(1): 16-19.
  12. Sharma, R.R., Krishna, H., Patel V.B., Dahuja, A. and Singh, R. (2006). Fruit calcium content and lipoxygenase activity in relation to albinism disorder in strawberry.Sci. Hortic.,107: 150-154.
  13. Sharma, R.R., Patel, V.B. and Krishna, H. (2006). Relationship between light, fruit and leaf mineral content with albinism disorder in strawberrySci. Hortic.,109 (1): 66-70.
  14. Sharma, R.R. and Singh, R. (2006). Pruning intensity modifies canopy microclimate, and influences sex ratio, malformation incidence and development of fruited panicles in Amrapali mango (M. indicaL.).Sci. Hortic.,109 (2): 118-122.
  15. Sharma, R.R., Singh, R. and Saxena, S.K. (2006). Characteristics of granulated fruits in relation to granulation. Sci. Hortic., 111: 91-96.
  16. Singh, Rajbir, Sharma, R.R. and Goyal, R.K. (2007). Interactive effects of planting time and mulching on Chandler strawberry (Fragariaxananassa).Sci. Hortic., 111: 344-351.
  17. Sharma, R.R.,Singh, R. and Gupta, R.K. (2008). Row covers influence leaf physiology and physiological parameters in Sweet Charlie strawberry. Fruits,63:143-150.
  18. Singh, Rajbir,Sharma, R.R. and Tyagi, S.K. (2007).Pre-harvest foliar application of calcium and boron influences physiological disorders, fruit yield and quality of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassaDuch.). Sci. Hortic., 112: 215-220.
  19. Singh, Rajbir,Sharma, R.R., Kumar, S., Gupta, R.K. and Patil, R.T. (2008). Vermicompost substitution influences growth, physiological disorders, fruit yield and quality of strawberry of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassaDuch.).Biores. Technol.,99:8507-8511.
  20. Krishna, H., Sairam, R.K., Singh, S.K., Patel, V.B.,Sharma, R.R., Grover, M., Nain, L. and Sachdev, A. (2008). Mango explant browning: Effect of ontogenic age, mycorrhization and pre-treatments.Sci. Hortic.,118: 132-138.
  21. Sharma, R.R. andSingh, Rajbir. (2008). Fruit nutrient content and LOX activity in relation to the production of malformed and button berries in strawberry (Fragariax ananassaDuch.).Sci. Hortic., 119: 28-31.
  22. Sharma, R.R. and Singh, R. (2009). The fruit pitting disorder- a physiological anomaly in mango (Mangifera indica L.) due to deficiency of calcium and boron.Sci. Hortic., 119: 388-391.
  23. Sharma, R.R. and Singh, R. (2009). Gibberellic acid influences the production of malformed and button berries, and fruit yield and quality in strawberry (Fragaria xananassaDuch.)Sci. Hortic.,119: 430-433.
  24. Sharma, R.R. and Srivastav, M. (2009). Low light and low leaf calcium and boron concentrations are associated with fruit pitting – a new disorder in mango (Mangifera indica L.) in India.J. Hortic. Sci. Biotechnol., 84(1): 83-86.
  25. Sharma, R.R.,Singh, D. and Singh, R. (2009). Biological control of postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables by microbial antagonists:A review. Biol. Contl., 50:205-221.
  26. Singh, R.,Sharma, R.R., Kumar, A. and Singh, D.B. (2009). Package of practices for strawberry cultivation with modern techniques under northern Indian plains.Acta Hort.,842: 607-610.
  27. Sharma, R.R. and Singh, R. (2009). GA3influences incidence of fruit malformation, berry yield and fruit quality in strawberry (FragarriaxananassaDuch.).Acta Hort.,842: 737-740.
  28. Singh, R.,Sharma, R.R., Moretti, C.L., Kumar, A. and Gupta, R.K. (2009). Foliar application of cal;cium and boron influences physiological disorders, fruit yield and quality of strawberry (FragarriaxananassaDuch.).Acta Hort.,842: 835-838.
  29. Kishore, A., Srivastav, M., Dubey, A.K., Singh, A.K., Sairam, R.K., Pandey, R.N., Dahuja, A.andSharma, R.R.(2009). Paclobutrazol minimizes the effect of salt stress in mango (Mangifera indicaL.). J. Hort. Sci. Biotechnol.,84(4):459-465.
  30. Jha, S.K., Sethi, S., Srivastav, M., Dubey, A.K.,Sharma, R.R.and Singh, A.K. (2009). Firmness characteristics of mango hybrids under ambient storage. J Food Engg., 97(2):208-212.
  31. Singh, R., Gupta, R.K., Patil, R.T.,Sharma, R.R., Asrey, R., Kumar, A and Jangra, K.K. (2010). Sequential foliar application of vermicompost leachates influence marketable yield and quality of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassaDuch.).Sci. Hort.,124:34-39.
  32. Srivastav, M., Kishore, A., Dahuja, A. and Sharma, R.R. (2010). Effect of paclobutrazol and salinity on ion leakage, proline content and activities of antioxidant enzymes in mango (Mangifera indica L.). Sci. Hort., 125: 785-788.
  33. Singh, S.K., Singh, S.K.. and Sharma, R.R. (2010). Effects of pruning on biochemical status of shoot buds in three mango (M. indica L.) cultivars planted at high density. J. Hort. Sci. Biotechnol., 85 (6): 483-490
  34. Sharma, R.R. and Pongnener, A. (2010). Natural products for postharvest decay control in horticultural produce: a review.Stewart Postharvest Rev., 6 (4):1-7.