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Fruit Ripening and Ethylene Management Workshop

Industry events & webinars

Registration is now open for the 2023 Fruit Ripening & Ethylene Management Hybrid Workshop, taking place on the UC Davis campus in California and via Zoom from 7–8 March 2023.

Learn what it takes to deliver delicious fruit to consumers and increase profits by reducing losses at the receiving end. The 2-day workshop features lectures, demonstrations and post-session Q&As.

Workshop topics

  • Importance of ripening programs
  • Ripening fruit and fruit-vegetables
  • Ripening facilities and equipment
  • Fruit development-ripening
  • Maturity and quality relationships
  • Biology of ethylene production
  • Sensory quality attributes and measurement
  • Temperature management
  • Retail temperature storage conditions
  • Retail displays and handling
  • Demonstrations
  • Tools to control ripening and senescence
  • Ethylene inhibition and control
  • Designing/controlling a ripening program
  • Physiological disorders and other losses


  • Sensory
  • Quality measurements
  • Environmental equipment

Registration fee: US$1000

For enquiries, contact Pam Devine at [email protected].