- Author: Christine Huang
On June 15-26th, 2015, the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center will be hosting its 37th Annual Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course. This course is a two-week intensive study of the biology and current technologies used for handling fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals in California. It is a comprehensive course designed to train and equip research and extension workers, quality control personnel in the produce industry, and business, government, or academic professionals interested in learning about current advances in the postharvest technology of horticultural crops.
This two week course covers a multitude of topics, including an overview of postharvest biology of horticultural crops, maturity and quality, safety factors, harvesting systems, storage methods and facilities, ethylene treatments, transport systems, and much more. The first week will be held on the beautiful UC Davis campus, one of the largest in the University of California university system. The optional second week is an extensive field tour covering a wide variety of postharvest operations including selected packing houses, cooling and storage facilities, produce distribution centers, field harvest operations, and more. Please note that a prerequisite for attending the field tour is attendance at the first week of the short course.
Enrollment includes all classroom materials, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunches, and one evening dinner. Enrollment is easy! Please go to http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Education/PTShortCourse/ to sign up for this year's Short Course. We are excited to see you there!