Headed by the advisor and academic of the Catholic University of Chile, Juan Pablo Zoffoli, this edition will have, for the first time, a blended format: in addition to the distance classes by videoconference, students will have two face-to-face sessions in workshop format at the Center Pirque’s experiment.
Choosing the correct postharvest strategy for a cherry requires knowing the fruit with which you are working very well. Understanding the physiology of the fruit, as well as the technologies available for a good conservation of the fruit, are key so that they arrive in a good way at the port of destination. are the themes of 2nd International Course on Cherry Postharvest Physiology and Technologywhich will be performed from July 18 to August 26 of this year.
The course is taught by the advisor Juan Pablo Zoffoli, it is organized by Redagrícola and sponsored by the Catholic University. This edition of the course will be the first to be carried out in blended format, with seven online classes and two face-to-face sessions in workshop format at the Pirque Experimental Center of the Catholic University.
The sessions will be carried out through a videoconference system (Zoom) and will be launched from the Redagrícola Education Platform, where there will be complementary material, they will be recorded and will be available up to 15 days after the end of the course.
In this way, those who attend will be able to learn about cherry postharvest handling protocols in accordance with the causes of deterioration discussed in the course, along with selecting the postharvest technologies associated with the product’s shelf life and identifying the most suitable cherry varieties for according to the strengths and weaknesses discussed.
The course will be taught by Juan Pablo Zoffoli, iAgronomist from the Catholic University, tenured professor at the UC, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, M.Sc., Horticulture. Oregon State University, USA. He will be supported by Jessica Rodríguez, an agronomist from the University of Chile, an associate researcher at the Catholic University of Chile, and who has specialized in implementing and controlling processes for cherry tree cultivation.
The first session of the course will be open to the public, for which you can register using the following button:
For more information about the course, visit their website, by clicking here.