Strategies for Successful Post-harvest Handling of Fresh Produce

December 6, 2011
December 8, 2011
Atlanta, GA
United States

This course covers the fundamentals of fruit and vegetable biology after harvest, and the essential technologies to maintain product quality after harvest. Topics include quality and maturity, food safety, post harvest pathology, temperature and humidity measurement and management, ethylene effects, modified and controlled atmospheres, and measurement of product quality. Detailed descriptions of the harvesting and post harvest handling technologies commonly used for specific crop groups are also included.