Course Postharvest Technology

Are you looking for an update on the latest technologies for storage, packaging and handling of fruit, vegetables, flowers and potted plants? Would you like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of postharvest physiology, ripening and deterioration? Than this course is something for you. One-third of fresh horticultural products is lost during storage and distribution; often because of mismanagement and lack of knowledge of physiological processes in plant products. The growing world wide demand for high quality products stresses the need for innovative postharvest technologies to secure sufficient and sustainable global market access.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 4 days
Price EUR 2,450.00

Registration deadline: 17 September 2023
Register directly or download the flyer.

Why follow this course?

After successfull completion of this course, you have learned:

  • The basic principles behind the factors and processes affecting postharvest quality.
  • How to apply this information in your daily practice by developing strategies to maintain postharvest quality.
Postharvest technology is very important for us. This course helped me brush up my knowledge and get up to date on new developments. I was very pleased with the support from the experts in this course
Carl Kroon, General Manager Fides Guatemala S.A., Dümmen Orange

Is this course for you?

This course is designed for technical professionals responsible for quality assurance, marketability, safety, research, and extension activities related to fresh horticultural products (fruit, vegetables, flowers and potted plants). The target audience consists of professionals active in the breeding, production, logistics, trade, and retail industry with a focus on postharvest quality control.

Programme & topics

This course offers a mix of hands-on experiments (NEW!), lectures, demonstrations and a field trip. The programme is designed with ample time to interact, consult and discuss with expert and peers. Together you will explore the challenges of:

• Where & why food loss & waste occurs and how to design interventions.
• Postharvest physiology, ripening and deterioration processes.
• Important factors for measurement, evaluation and modeling of product quality and loss.
• Current technologies for storage, transport, packaging and handling of perishables.

New: As part of the course you will work in groups on demo experiments guided by experts from Wageningen University & Research.

You can combine this course with our upfront Refrigerated Transport Technology course on 9 October 2023. For more information on this 1-day programme visit our website.

You can download the flyer for more information about the programme.

Practical information

The course fee is € 2,450.- per person and covers tuition, experiments, course materials, lunches, refreshments, one dinner, and a field trip.

Between 25 and 35 participants.

After attending this course a certificate is issued.

More information & registration

You can register for the this course or download the flyer. Questions? Contact Wageningen Academy.