Grown in Marin
University of California
Grown in Marin

Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management for Shippers- Handlers and Produce Managers

Dates: April 2, 2019 - April 3, 2019

Time: All Day

Contact: 530-752-7672 or

Sponsor: UC ANR

Location: University Conference Center

Event Details

Topics included in 2018
  • 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
  • Mary Lu Arpaia, Subtropical Horticulturist, UCR
  • Jeff Brecht, Postharvest Physiologist, University of Florida
  • Christine Bruhn, Food Marketing Specialist Emerita, UCD
  • Marita Cantwell, Specialty and Fresh-cut Vegetable Specialist, UCD
  • Roberta Cook, Agricultural Economist, UCD
  • Irwin Donis-Gonzalez, Postharvest Engineering Specialist, UCD
  • Dennis Kihlstadius, Postharvest Consultant, Produce Technical Services
  • Beth Mitcham, Postharvest Pomologist, UCD
  • Mikal Saltveit, Plant Physiologist, UCD
  • Trevor Suslow, Pre- and Postharvest Microbial Food Safety Specialist, UCD
  • Jim Thompson, Postharvest Engineering LLC and UCD Emeritus
  • Florence Zakharov, Postharvest Sensory Specialist, UCD
  • And other industry and academic instructors

Enrollment Fee

The 2019 enrollment fee is $899.00 for this 2-day workshop and includes all classroom instruction, lab activities, course materials, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunches, and networking reception. Your enrollment is requested no later than March 22.

For more information and to register online, visit the event webpage.

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