The UC Postharvest Technology Center has made the difficult decision to shift the Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course to a virtual format in 2020. That said, we are super excited about our plans for an exciting, interactive format for this online course, including all topics and demos from the usual course, and hope to attract a diverse group of participants from across the globe!
Visit our virtual Short Course page for more information or you can enroll today!
Hope to see you Zoom (I mean “soon”).
The Center was founded in 1978 by Adel Kader with the goal of organizing and coordinating knowledge transfer regarding reduction of postharvest losses and improving the quality and marketability of fresh horticultural products. The research findings disseminated during this era by Kader and a cadre of colleagues is the cornerstone and foundation for our current year-round supply and global sourcing of quality fresh and minimally-processed produce and cut flowers.
Our mission today is to remain a leading source of information on quality, safety and marketability of fresh produce and to sustain the viability of the Center for the next generation of scientists and practitioners. Our immediate goal is to broaden the level of involvement among our basic, applied and extension faculty and use the PTC platform to distill, translate, and disseminate emerging technology advancements to a broader industry and affiliated stakeholder audience.
Postharvest Center News
The Postharvest Center’s mission is to reduce produce losses and improve produce quality, safety and marketability. We have many valuable and free resources on our website and our team is asking for your help to keep them freely accessible to all.
Elizabeth Mitcham- Postharvest Pomologist at UC Davis is on Good Morning America discussing about can 'ugly' produce help you save money on groceries? Check it out!
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The Postharvest Technology Center is under the Regents of the University of California, a 501(3)(c) organization. Click the link below to make a tax-deductible donation to the Postharvest Program Endowed Fund.