Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management.

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This workshop, is intended for shippers and fruit handlers (wholesale and retail), and produce managers who are involved in handling and ripening fruits and fruit-vegetables. The workshop focuses on how to increase profits by reducing losses at the receiving end, and delivering ready-to-eat, delicious fruits and fruit-vegetables to the consumer.

Topics included

  • Importance of ripening programs
  • Ripening fruit and fruit-vegetables
  • Ripening facilities & equipment
  • Fruit development-ripening
  • Maturity and quality relationships
  • Biology of ethylene production
  • Sensory quality attributes and measurement
  • Temperature management
  • Retail temperature storage conditions
  • Retail displays and handling
  • Demonstrations
  • Tools to control ripening and senescence
  • Ethylene inhibition and control
  • Designing/controlling a ripening program
  • Physiological disorders and other losses

Demonstrations

  • Sensory
  • Quality measurements
  • Environmental equipment
Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Company: 
University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Contact: 
Mary Lu Arpaia
Phone: 
(559) 646-6561
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