UC post-harvest fruit ripening workshop filling fast

01/21/2010 02:00:00 AM

Registration is quickly approaching the cap at the University of California's two-day post-harvest fruit-ripening workshop, Feb. 25 and 26, at th Kearney Agricultural Center in Parlier. But a few spaces still remain.

The workshop focuses on how to increase profits by delivering ready-to-eat, delicious fruits and vegetables to the consumer and is intended for shippers and handlers involved in ripening, according to a news release.

Topics will include retail ripening programs; maturity, ripening and quality relationships; biology of ethylene production and action; ripening facilities and equipment; temperature management; maturity; ethylene treatments, inhibition and control; packaging; problem diagnosis and the future of ripening.

It will be led by Carlos Crisosto, who has more than 20 years of experience in post-harvest handling of fruit.

For complete details and to register, visit http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu.

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