Mr. Ramesh S.Karisomanagoudar is the Deputy Director, (Incharge for Karnataka, Kerala & UT Lakshadweep) of National Horticulture Board, Bangalore, Karnataka. His interests are Commercial Horticulture for fruits, vegetables, flowers, mushroom, tissue culture; Protected Cultivation of fruits, vegetables & flowers.(poly house & shade net house); Post Harvest Management – like washing, grading, packing, conveyor belts, cold rooms, pre-cooling units, refer vans, retail outlets, collection centers, distribution primary processing etc.; Cold Storage for horticulture produce; Technology Development & Transfer for promotion of horticulture; Horticulture Information Services – like market information services/bulletins etc.; Accreditation & rating of fruit plant nurseries, vegetable nurseries, cut flower nurseries etc.