About the Course
Through five days course, you will be introduced to the science behind the common challenges facing producers, including temperature, atmosphere, and contamination risks. In addition, you will also explore concepts of pre and post-harvest factors such as the influence of agronomy, the different biological factors stemming from different crop species, and the biotic and abiotic quality problems faced by fresh crops.
This workshop features lectures, demonstrations and a visit to fruit processing facility.
Who Should Attend
Produce handlers, quality-control personnel, quality assurance professionals and service providers.
Course Program (changes may occur for organisational reasons)
The program below could be adjusted to the demands of a group of participants.
- Importance of postharvest handling
- Characteristics of fruits that affect their postharvest life
- Horticultural methods indices
- Harvest management practices
- Postharvest handling operations
- Grades, sizes and packaging
- Pre-cooling conditions
- Optimum storage conditions
- Controlled atmosphere (CA)
- Retail outlet display considerations
- Temperature and chilling sensitivity
- Ethylene production and sensitivity
- Respiration rates
- Physiological disorders
- Postharvest pathology
- Quarantine issues
- Handling at retail markets
Crops to be covered: Banana, Mango, Tomato, Citrus , table Grapes , Berries, Pome fruits, stone fruits, Pomegranate, pepper, eggplant, Melon, watermelon, cucumber, Leafy stems and vegetables, Pineapples, Papaya, Kiwi, Avocado
To be determined. Please contact Freshtech QMS for more information.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
In person: € 2.500,= per person, excluding VAT.
Virtual (Teams): € 2.250,= per person, excluding VAT.
Registration or more information?
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