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2020 Two-week Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops Short Course


Enrollment for the 2-Week Session of the Postharvest Technology Short Course is limited to 40 participants. Enrollment will be handled on a first-paid, first-enrolled basis.

The 2020 Postharvest Technology Short Course will be held June 15-26, 2020. The first week will consist of lectures & labs and will be held on the UC Davis campus.  Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15th at the UC Davis ARC Ballroom.  The last lecture will end at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 19st. The second week field tour bus will depart from the UC Davis campus on Monday, June 22 and will return on Friday, June 26.  The Field Tour will include various California destinations, including: Sacramento, Visalia, Bakersfield, Salinas, Monterey & San Francisco.

The 2-Week enrollment fee of $3350 includes all classroom and field instruction, lab activities, course materials, morning and afternoon coffee breaks the first week, Monday - Friday lunches the first week, one dinner, and field tour transportation.  Registration is requested no later than May 15 2020. Refunds, less a $150 processing fee, will be granted if requested no later than May 15, 2020.  

Housing and Meals.  Please note that participants are responsible for their own housing (reservations and payment) during the first week of the course. 

Participants in the 2-Week course are required to pay for their Field Tour lodging when they enroll in the course.  NOTE:  Field tour lodging payments are NOT refundable after May 15, 2020.

Please indicate your Single/Double room accommodation preference on the Registration Form. This preference will remain the same for the entire Field Tour. Your field tour lodging fee (single or double) will include accommodations in the following destination cities on the tour: June 22th and 23th in Visalia; June 24th in the Monterey area; and June 25th in San Francisco. 

Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals except those specifically noted as included with the registration fee.

Notification of Tobacco Free Policy. Effective January 1, 2014, no smoking or use of other tobacco or cannabis products are allowed anywhere on the UC Davis campus.

Internet Access.  Postharvest Technology Short Course participants will be provided access to a non-secured campus guest wireless account. There are a number of wireless access points on the campus, including the UC Davis Conference Center where we'll be meeting the first week, as well as the Segundo Dining Commons, the Memorial Union, and Shields Library. 

Parking.  Daily campus parking permits cost $10/day and during the first week may be purchased at kiosks near the entrance of the parking lot.  Please notify the registration coordinator if you will be parking a vehicle on campus during the week of the field tour.

Airport Information: The closest airport to Davis is Sacramento International (a 25 min. drive). San Francisco and Oakland International airports are about a 1.5 hr. drive.  We encourage the 2-Week participants to use the "Sacramento airport" as the Field Tour bus completes its route at the Davis campus.  It will be possible for Field Tour participants to make arrangements for transportation from the last, or next to last, Bay Area Field Tour stops to the Oakland or San Francisco International Airports.

For technical course content questions, please contact Elizabeth Mitcham, technical coordinator.

For registration questions, please contact Pam Devine.

Special Note for International Enrollees: Credit Card companies may impose a daily transaction limit of $1000 or $2000 US; and this enrollment may exceed your daily limit.  Please check with your bank to see if this is the case if you are not able to successfully process your transaction.  We will be happy to assist you with splitting your credit card payment into two separate transactions.  Please contact Pam Devine for assistance.


$3,015.00 required charge

All participants enrolled in the 2-Week Postharvest Short Course must also pay, in addition to their enrollment fee, for their field tour lodging (not refundable after May 17, 2020).  Please provide us with  your following preferences: