Course Cold Storage of Fresh Fruits

Discover the fascinating world of fruit storage with our online course. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the physiological processes and technical background behind cooling systems and controlled atmosphere (CA) storage.

Whether you're a fruit grower, part of the fruit storage industry, or simply interested in fruit and veg storage technology, this course is for you. Learn to distinguish between primary and side issues and master the latest storage technologies. Don't miss this opportunity to broaden your knowledge and take your skills to the next level. Enrol and uncover all the facets of fresh fruit storage

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 18 study hours
Price EUR 795.00

You can register for this course and start anytime.
Register directly or download the flyer

Why follow this course?

After successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Have insight in basic fruit physiology and fruit quality.
  • Have a better understanding of different storage systems and their application.
  • Know the influence of storage conditions on the fruit.
  • Know the steps to choose the optimal storage conditions.
  • Understand post-harvest quality defects of apples and pears and their causes.
  • Have insight into the technical components of a storage systems and their functioning.
  • Understand energy uptake and management of a storage system.
  • Have insight into basic investments and operating costs for storage technology.
  • Increase your knowledge of working safely in fruit storage facilities.
For me, this course was the perfect refresher. It highlighted how important fruit maturity is with harvesting and the importance of MI with respect to storage regimes. The format - online and self paced - allowed me to keep working fulltime ánd study.
Angelique Potgieter, Technical Manager Kromco South Africa

Is this course for you?

Our online course is ideal for professionals in the fresh fruit industry. Including apple and pear growers, trading organizations, fruit auctions, cooling operators, and consultants. Participants should have a background or education in the field and want to expand their knowledge of fruit storage technology. Whether you're looking to improve your fruit storage practices or stay up to date with advancements, this course is interesting for you.

Programme & topics

Within 18 hours this course will guide you through the many interesting facets of storing fruits. Practical examples often deal with apples and pears; the underlying principles are applicable to common types of fruits. Quizzes are offered throughout the course to test your knowledge. The course offers the following topics:

  • Introduction to cold storage of fruits
  • Product: Fruit biology, relation between preharvest conditions and postharvest behavior, physiological processes
  • Technology: Refrigeration and storage technology, explanation of functioning
  • Product and Technology: Practical technological applications to achieve storage conditions for preserving top fruit quality
  • Energy and Economics: Energy management in storage systems, investment and operations costs
  • Closure and closing quiz: Summary, Online test (closing quiz) to obtain a certificate

Experience the convenience of online self-study with our fruit cold storage course! Participants can learn at their own pace with 24/7 access to course materials on the WUR online platform. With a personal account, you'll have the freedom to study whenever and wherever you like.

The course features practical tutorials, knowledge clips, and readings, with quizzes offered throughout to test and expand your knowledge of food storage. Join us now and take the first step towards mastering the art of cold storage.

Practical information

For a fee of €795 per person, you'll receive a personal account with 2 months of access to the course content. You can start anytime and complete the course at your own pace. Upon passing the online test (closing quiz), you'll receive a personalized certificate to showcase your newfound knowledge and skills.

Plus, if you enrol now, you may be eligible to use the STAP-budget to cover the cost of the course. Check if you are eligible for the STAP-budget here.

More information & registration

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