Potato Postharvest Management

Cranfield University
In Bedfordshire

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Typology Short course
Location Bedfordshire
  • Short course
  • Bedfordshire
Description

It is concerned primarily with two main areas relevant to best practice: The first of these is postharvest technology, which explores aspects of potato physiology and biochemistry, and how these relate to dormancy. The course then looks at how these can be applied to storage, waste and quality control. The second main area of the course is a consideration of key diseases and other conditions in potato such as blackheart, blackleg and soft rots, and how these diseases can be managed. In addition to this, the role of plant growth regulators, ethylene supplementation and choice of sprout suppression are examined.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Bedfordshire
Cranfield University Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Bedfordshire
Cranfield University Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Quality
Physiology
Technology
Quality Training

Course programme

Course structure The course is a mixture of lectures from experts with diverse scientific and technical backgrounds, group discussions, an exercise and a tour of Cranfield postharvest facilities.
What you will learn

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual awareness of the fundamentals of postharvest physiology, with particular emphasis on the impact of physiological factors on later stages in the potato supply chain
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key preservation methods including their advantages and limitations
  • Comment critically on control methods used for postharvest diseases and disorders
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of quality control issues in the postharvest situation, including theoretical fundamentals
  • Participate in discourse on postharvest technology for potatoes


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