University of California

Emerging Postharvest Technologies Workshop


Emerging Postharvest Technologies Workshop Brochure 2013


This exciting workshop was supported by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources division (ANR), the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center, and the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. It covered cutting-edge research technologies delivered by the world's leading experts.

Who Should Attend

To keep pace with ever-growing demands, California agriculture must remain profitable and competitive in a global market by efficiently using resources and controlling production costs. Cutting-edge information on current produce trends, such as nanotechnology, superfoods, improving automation and packaging, and more will be discussed.

Busy produce professionals from California and beyond will benefit from this interesting workshop, which will be presented in a shortened, interactive, and more convenient time format.

The goal of this workshop was to contribute to the increase of the relative competitiveness and productivity of the California industry by enhancing the quality of California agricultural products on a local, national and global basis.

Topics included (2013)

  • Nanotechnology
  • Automation
  • Robotics in horticultural applications
  • Superfoods
  • Food Losses/Food Waste
  • Environmental Protection
  • Packaging and Films
  • Packaging processes to improve food safety and quality
  • Rapid analytical sensors
  • ...and other exciting emerging technologies

Instructors (2013)

  • Denny Bilton, MAF Industries
  • Wyatt Brown, Horticulture and Crop Science, Cal Poly
  • Cristina Davis, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis
  • Errol W. Hewett, Horticultural Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Jeff Leshuk, Sensitech
  • Luca Montanari, UNITEC S.p.A., Italy
  • Bart Nicolai, Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology, Belgium
  • Bhimu Patil, Horticulture Sciences, Texas A&M
  • Todd Somers, Emerald Packaging, Inc.
  • Adam Valmoro, Purfresh
  • Keith Vorst, Industrial Technology, Cal Poly
  • Stavros G. Vougioukas, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
  • and other industry and Academic experts

Enrollment Information (2013)

Date and Time

Thursday and Friday, March 14 & 15, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the registration desk opened at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday.


The course was held in Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building, Room 3001 on the UC Davis campus.

Enrollment Fee

$775 includes all instruction, course materials, field trips, coffee breaks, lunches and a networking reception. Enrollments were requested no later than February 28, 2013.

If Your Plans Change

Refunds, less an $80 processing fee, were granted if requested at least seven calendar days before the workshop begins. At that time you may discuss sending a substitute.


Campus daily parking permits are $8, and may be purchased at kiosks neaer the entrance of campus parking lots.


Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D.

Carlos Crisosto

Carlos Crisosto's extension and reseasrch activities encompass postharvest studies on fresh fruits and nuts with emphasis on the following crops: apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, kiwifruit, cherry, apple, Asian pear, persimmon, fresh fig, table grapes, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios.

The goal of his research program is to develop a better understanding of the orchard factors and postharvest factors that control fruit flavor and shelf life and to develop technology to overcome fruit industry problems and satisfy consumers.

For More Information on Technical Content Please Contact

Carlos Crisosto Ph.D.
Title: CE Postharvest Physiologist
Carlos H. Crisosto
One Shields Avenue Mail Stop 2
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 5307527549

For More Registration Information Please Contact

Pam Devine
Title: Administrative Officer
Phone: 530-752-6941

Thanks to our Sponsors (2013)




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