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!
To register go to AppleWorkshop.eventbrite.com
8:30 a.m.- REGISTRATION
APPLE FRUIT QUALITY/ HORTICULTURE
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
APPLE FRUIT SAFETY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (301) 405-1323.
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