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The UC Postharvest Technology Center, housed on the Davis campus, is known worldwide as the premiere source of current, objective, and reliable information to navigate the often challenging world of produce handling. The UC Postharvest Program Fund was established in 1989 to support teaching, extension, and research activities related to the postharvest biology and technology of fruit, ornamental, and vegetable crops.

With rich and always evolving website content, our mission is to be a robust and responsive resource for "Maintaining Produce Quality & Safety" across all scales of the produce supply-chain. The breadth of our content also serves produce-affiliated service and technology industries, consultants, and educators. The PTC programs are highly regarded for their high quality educational programs and individualized consultations to bring the most current practices and techniques to your team; we have a lot to offer.


We encourage you to demonstrate your support and contribute to the Postharvest Technology Center. The PTC is a stand-alone unit within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and receives limited institutional operating funds or support to maintain educational outreach programs and improve our website. You can tailor your donation to a variety of areas in our program that match your company's philanthropic or business interests, or make a specific donation to support student education and training in this area.

The interest from the corpus of the Postharvest Program Fund endowment is the primary source of support for the maintenance and growth of our website. This website has become increasingly popular, now receiving an average of more than 300,000 page visits per month from users like you. Continued development and free access to this website depends on the availability of funds from this endowment. Contributions also allow us to continue to develop and publish useful mobile apps of our most popular website content. The first of these apps, Produce Facts, is available for free to iPhone users and we will be expanding future applications to include Android users.

We would greatly appreciate your assisstance in securing a sustainable future for the UC Postharvest Technology Center activities by sending your contribution or encouraging your organization to contribute.

Thank you.


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Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.
Postharvest Technology Center

Make your contribution online, or if you prefer to fax or mail us your contribution information, link to the printable form (PDF).  Feel free to contact us with details of how you would like your contribution to be applied by calling (530) 752-6941 or emailing (



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