University of California

Postharvest Technology Course- Wageningen University & Research

Dates: October 10, 2017 - October 13, 2017

Time: All Day

Contact: Ernst Woltering,

Sponsor: UC Postharvest Technology Center

Location: Wageningen Campus

Event Details

Postharvest technology course our approach

This course gives participants an in-depth view on:
• The latest insights in the biology of postharvest development, ripening and deterioration processes in fresh produce
• The most important factors for measurement, evaluation and modelling of product quality and loss
• Current technologies for storage, packaging and handling
• NEW-  Promising new (postharvest) technologies for commercial practice a.o. robotisation, LED-light, advanced vision technology & breeding for postharvest quality.

The course offers a mix of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on activities and excursions. The lectures are given by a team of experts from Wageningen University & Research and UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center.

Target audience

This course is designed for technical professionals responsible for quality assurance, research and extension activities related to fresh produce quality, safety and marketability. The target audience consists of
professionals active in the breeding, production, logistic, trade and retail industry with a focus on postharvest quality control.

Course deliverables

The aim of this course is for participants to learn the basic principles behind the factors and processes affecting postharvest quality and understand how to apply this information in their daily practice by developing strategies to maintain postharvest quality.


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College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
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