Emerging Postharvest Technologies Workshop March 14-15, UC Davis

March 14th - 15th, 2013 • Davis, CA

Past Event:

Emerging Postharvest Technologies Workshop March 14-15, UC Davis; Plant & Environmental Sciences (PES) Room 3001; UC Davis Campus.

Emerging Postharvest Technologies Workshop Brochure (pdf)


This exciting new workshop is supported by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources division (ANR), the UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center, and the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences.  It will cover cutting-edge research technologies delivered by the world's leading experts.

Who Should Attend

To keep pace with ever-growing demands, California agriculture must remain profitable and competitive in a global market by efficiently using resources and controlling production costs.  Cutting-edge information on current produce trends, such as nanotechnology, superfoods, improving automation and packaging, and more will be discussed. 

Busy produce professionals from California and beyond will benefit from this interesting workshop, which will be presented in a shortened, interactive, and more convenient time format.

The goal of this workshop is to contribute to the increase of the relative competitiveness and productivity of the California industry by enhancing the quality of California agricultural products on a local, national and global basis.

Enrollment Information

Date and Time

Thursday and Friday, March 14 & 15, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  the registration desk will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday.


The course will be held in Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES) Building, Room 3001 on the UC Davis campus.  For Davis travel and lodging information, visit:

Enrollment Fee

$775 includes all instruction, course materials, field trips, coffee breaks, lunches and a networking reception.  Your enrollment is requested no later than Feb. 28, 2013.

If Your Plans Change

Refunds, less an $80 processing fee, will be granted if requested at least seven calendar days before the workshop begins.  At that time you may discuss sending a substitute.


Campus daily parking permits are $7, and may be purchased at kiosks neaer the entrance of campus parking lots.

Enrolling is Easy

By Mail: Complete the form on the workshop brochure, and send it wil your check to: Attn: Ms. Penny Stockdale, Postharvest Technology Center; Dept. Plant Sciences-MS2; UC Davis; One Shields Ave.; Davis, CA 95616

By Phone: Call (530) 752-7672. Please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American express account number handy.

By Fax: Fax your completed enrollment form from the workshop brochure, along with your credit card information to (530) 754-4326.

Topics will include

  • Nanotechnology
  • Automation
  • Robotics in horticultural applications
  • Superfoods
  • Food Losses/Food Waste
  • Environmental Protection
  • Packaging and Films
  • Packaging processes to improve food safety and quality
  • Rapid analytical sensors
  • ...and other excitingemerging technologies

See the complete agenda for this workshop.


  • Denny Bilton, MAF Industries
  • Wyatt Brown, Horticulture and Crop Science, Cal Poly
  • Cristina Davis, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis
  • Fernando Edagi, AgriFresh
  • Errol W. Hewett, Horticultural Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Jeff Leshuk, Sensitech
  • Luca Montanari, Unitech S.P.A., Italy
  • Bart Nicolai, Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology, Belgium
  • Bhimu Patil, Horticulture Sciences, Texas A&M
  • Todd Somers, Emerald Packaging, Inc.
  • Adam Valmoro, Purfresh
  • Keith Vorst, Industrial Technology, Cal Poly
  • Stavros G. Vougioukas, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
  • and other industry and Academic experts

For More Information

Technical Content:

  • Carlos H. Crisosto
  • Dept. of Plant Sciences, MS2
  • UC Davis
  • One Shields Avenue
  • Davis, CA 95616
  • Phone: 530-752-7549
  • Email:

Registration Information:

  • Penny Stockdale
  • Postharvest Technology Center
  • Dept. of Plant Sciences, MS2
  • UC Davis
  • One Shields Avenue
  • Davis, CA  95616
  • Phone: 530-752-7672
  • Email:

Location Details

Javascript is required to view this map.
UC Davis Campus

Davis, California
United States

Discuss this Event 0

Post new comment
or register to use your Western Farm Press ID
Event Contact
Upcoming Events

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×