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 Join us for our Upcoming Postharvest Educational Opportunities

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Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course

June 19-23, 2017 at the ARC and June 26-30 field tour (Registration is now open. Click here for more information.)

This course is a two-week intensive study of the biology and current technologies used for handling fruits, nuts, vegetables and ornamentals in California.

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Fresh-cut Products

September 26-28, 2017 at the UC Davis Alumni Center (Registration will open June 1, 2017.)

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 not yet open.)

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).

 Monthly E-Newsletter

  • E-news updated design photo
    Director's update: Water harvesting and cistern water safety 
  • Mitcham to participate at the 1st All-Africa Postharvest Congress
  • Deltsidis invited to present at Kansas State University
  • Arpaia and Zakharov host successful Fruit Ripening Workshop
  • Arpaia co-hosts Annual Citrus Postharvest Pest Control meeting
  • Suslow leads FSMA trainings in Hawaii; addresses new increases in Rat Lungworm infections
  • DryCardTM wins grand prize at 1st All-Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovation Challenge
  • Short Course participant continues contributing to global postharvest research and innovation

Click here to read this month's e-newsletter. See past e-newsletters here.
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Receive 25% off this month's featured publication

Marine Container Transport of Chilled Perishable Produce

Bookstore Sale May 2017

An indispensable guide for shippers, transport company personally, inspectors, surveyors, insurers and receiving company employees. Inside you'll find comprehensive information on how to select the proper boxes for shipment, plan a load, select the correct temperature for loading, keep containers under optimum operating conditions, and monitor and record temperatures during transit.
Refrigerated Trailer Transport of Chilled Perishable Produce
This publication is a guide to the proper use of refrigerated highway trailers for shipping perishable products. The publication focuses on fruits and vegetables but also contains information on the transport of meat, dairy, and frozen items.
Air Transport of Perishable Products
This publication includes comprehensive information on protecting the product from temperature extremes that are common in air freights, selecting the proper boxes for shipment, how to plan a load, product compatibility, loading air freight containers, and how to monitor and record temperatures during transit.
Use sale code TS25 to apply your discount. As always, if you order the whole series, you will receive a 25% discount, and an additional 10% during our promotional period.

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
Postharvest Technology Center
Department of Plant Sciences

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