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Professional Development Programs

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Fresh-cut Products

September 26-28, 2017 at the UC Davis Alumni Center (Registration is now open. Click here to register.)

This workshop provides an intensive and substantive overview of many aspects of fresh-cut production, processing, packaging, distribution and quality assurance.

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Advanced Produce Safety

November 8-9, 2017 at the UC Davis campus (Registration is now open. Click here to register.)

This two-day interactive workshop focuses on microbial produce safety systems from preharvest to postharvest. Course content is primarily designed for entry and junior level produce safety professionals across the supply-chain and affiliated industries.

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Produce Professional Certificate

This combination of online and in-person curriculum equips individuals with a set of tools that represent all aspects of postharvest handling (i.e. produce safety, harvesting systems, cooling, packaging, transportation, quality, modified atmospheres, marketing fresh produce, etc).




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  • Director's Update: A New Look and a New App...sort of
  • Interpretation of quality and decay issues following problematic transit
  • Fresh-cut Products: The Science and Art of Quality and Safety--Register today!
  • Registration now open for PSA Grower Training and Advanced Produce Safety Workshop in November. Register today!
  • Stay updated on TVS travels
  • Note on potential cause of dimples on kiwifruit


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Contact the Center

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Main Office Location: 
3047 Wickson Hall, UC Davis campus (link to campus map)


  Postharvest Technology Center
  Department of Plant Sciences-Mail Stop 2
  One Shields Avenue
  University of California
  Davis, CA 95616-8683
  Phone: (530) 752-6941
  Fax: (530) 754-4326

College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences

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