Course Postharvest Technology

Are you interested in learning about the latest postharvest technologies and techniques to improve product quality? Look no further. This course will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the science of postharvest technology. Whether you're in the horticulture industry or simply curious about how your fruit and vegetables get from grower to table. From ripening to fruit packaging, you'll learn how to prevent product deterioration and ensure your produce stays fresh and delicious for as long as possible.

With one-third of fresh horticultural products lost during storage and distribution, there's never been a better time to get up to date on the latest innovations in postharvest technology. Sign up now to meet the growing demand for high-quality products in a sustainable global market.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 4 days

The next edition will be expected to run in Spring 2024.

Why follow this course?

After successful 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 particularly important for us. This course helped me brush up my knowledge and get up to date on new developments. I was 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?

Are you a technical professional working with fresh horticultural products? Do you play a key role in ensuring the quality, safety, and marketability of fruit, vegetables, flowers, or potted plants? Then our Course Postharvest Technology is suitable for you.

Designed specifically for professionals in breeding, production, logistics, trade, and retail industries, this course focuses on postharvest quality control. Whether you're involved in research, extension activities, or quality assurance, our program will equip you with the latest knowledge and techniques to excel in your field.

Programme & topics

This course offers a mix of hands-on experiments, 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.

Connected Course - package deal
You can combine this course with our upfront Refrigerated Transport Technology course. If you register for both courses, you receive a discount of € 250,- on the total course fee.

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