Jan 12, 2016
UC Davis ‘Fruit Ripening’ workshop set for March 1-2

The University of California-Davis (UC) Postharvest Technology Center will host its annual “Fruit Ripening and Ethylene Management” workshop on March 1-2 at the UC Davis ARC Conference Center.

The workshop is intended for shippers and fruit handlers (wholesale and retail) and produce managers involved in handling and ripening fruits and fruit-vegetables.

Educational sessions will focus on how to ripen fruit and fruit-vegetables for fresh-cut processing and wholesale and retail sales. Topics during the two-day workshop include:

  • Importance of ripening programs
  • Ripening facilities and equipment
  • Biology of ethylene production
  • Sensory quality attributes and measurement
  • Temperature management
  • Retail displays and handling
  • Tools to control ripening and senescence
  • Designing/controlling a ripening program

Demonstrations will also be provided on sensory, quality measurements and environmental equipment.

For a full list of sessions and registration information, view the “Fruit Ripening and Ethylene Management” workshop brochure or contact Penny Stockdale, registration coordinator at 530-752-7672.

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