- Author: Pam Devine
The Postharvest Technology Center scholarship recipient, Chiamaka Nwammadu, went home to Owerri, Nigeria a changed woman in late June.
The Center received 118 applications and awarded Chiamaka the 2014 Postharvest Technology Short Course scholarship this year as she impressed the reviewing panel with her future plans and showed how much she, and her associates, would benefit from the opportunity.
The scholarship, funded primarily by a trust created by Leonard and Marseille Morris, aims to provide an individual from a developing country the opportunity to learn about managing the postharvest handling of horticultural crops with an intent to take that information back to their home country and utilize it to benefit...
- Author: Diane Nelson
People who work with fresh produce quality, safety and marketability face complicated questions. How can I find a greener way to protect my crops from pests during transport? How long can I store my bountiful crop and at what temperature so it will still be marketable next month? What’s being done to improve the flavor of fresh fruit?
These questions and many, many more will be answered during the 35th Annual Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course at UC Davis June 17-28, an intensive two-week study of the biology and latest technologies for handling fruits, nuts, vegetables and ornamentals in California.
“It’s a very valuable course,” said Mohit Bansal, food...