Hello Everyone!

We will be holding a workshop on Harvest and postharvest practices for improving apple fruit marketability: Fruit quality and safety  at the University of Maryland, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756.

Monday, November 7, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The cost to attend the workshop is $20 which includes snacks, lunch, coffee, and networking. Learn about the latest technologies and strategies for improving apple fruit marketability while maintaining fruit quality and produce safety. Presentations, demonstrations, and discussions! 
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9:00 a.m.- Assessment of apple maturity indices to determine optimal harvest time. (talk and demonstration) - Dr. Macarena Farcuh
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Apple Fruit coloration and strategies for improving it. - Dr. Macarena Farcuh
11:30 a.m. - Pre and postharvest practices/factors affecting fruit quality. - Mr. Ronald Dave Myers
Noon - Working Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Water quality and using sanitizers - Dr. Rohan Tikekar
1:40 p.m. -  What to do with Culls and Drops - Dr. Rohan Tikekar
2:00 p.m. -  Break
2:15 p.m. - The Top Three Issues Found During Inspections and Audits - Ms. Carol Allen
2:45 p.m. - Cleaning and Sanitizing - Ms. Carol Allen
3:30 p.m. - Wrap up and evaluation/surveys
For more information or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event (two weeks prior), please contact Dr. Macarena Farcuh at or by calling (301) 405-1323.

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