Learn the principles behind the processes affecting the postharvest physiological and functional quality and to apply this knowledge in ‘real-world’ industrial strategies.
At a glance
- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield campus
What you will learn
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Critically evaluate current postharvest technology and methodologies from real-world situations,
Plan autonomously postharvest treatments and storage strategies in the industry, identifying and mitigating sources of postharvest waste,
Integrate the new technologies learnt in this course into the current supply chain.
- Fundamentals of postharvest physiology; pre-harvest factors, biochemistry, ripening,
- Preservation methods; cool chain, packaging, ethylene, specialist treatments,
- Postharvest diseases; physiology, pathology, principles of disease control,
- Quality control; biochemical changes, assessment methods,
- Food waste management,
- Case studies.
Accommodation options and prices
This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.
Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Location addressCranfield University
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