Online Post-Harvest Handling Class

Vegetables
U-Mass Farm Image A summer online class in Post-harvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables will start on Monday, right after the July 4 (2015) weekend.  There are still a few seats open. This course includes an introduction to the environmental and biological factors that contribute to post-harvest loss of fruits and vegetables, commercial procedures of harvesting, handling, and storage of horticultural commodities, and specific handling information for commodities of various plant organs. Small-scale handling practices are emphasized. The class is offered by the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture and earns 3 college credits.  Classes offered by UMassOnline cost $371 per credit.  For more information on the class and a link to register, see:http://sustfoodfarm.org/online-classes/postharvest-handling/ If you have questions about the class, please feel free to contact the instructor; Dr. Susan Han at susanh@umass.edu.

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