"Innovation in postharvest management of fruit and vegetables”

Venerdì, 19 Maggio, 2017 - da 09:15 a 14:15
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The Postharvest Working Group of Italian Horticultural Society (SOI), with the support of the Italian Phytopathological Society (SIPaV), the Italian Association for Plant Protection (AIPP), the Italian Society for Research on Essential Oils (SIROE), and the Italian Society of Agricultural Engineering (AIIA) is organising a Workshop entitled, “Innovation in postharvest management of fruit and vegetables”, to be held at Marche Polytechnic University (Aula Azzurra) in Ancona on 19 May, 2017.
This meeting will be focused on new trends in the management of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables to retain quality and reduce microbial contamination and decay development. The experiences from different countries will be presented by relevant scientists in the field, and the implementation of sustainable solutions in different areas will be discussed.
09.00 - Registration
09.30 - Welcome addresses
09.45 – I Session


Fruit storage and packaging systems in Hungary – Prof. Elisabeth Karaffa, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Use of GRAS salts as alternative antifungals to reduce postharvest decay of fresh produce – Dr Lluis Palou, Spain
Eliciting effects of plant volatiles for reducing postharvest losses during marketing - Prof. Dharini Sivakumar, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, SA
11.00 – Coffee break
11.30 – II Session
Non-destructive quality assessment in pepper, melon and potato – Dr Dimitrios Kasampalis, Department of Horticulture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Innovative strategies for gray mold management in China – Ms Dandan Xu, Beijing, China
Green beans yield and pod characteristics as affected by nettle water – Ms Branka Perincic, Dr Smiljana Goreta Ban, University of Zadar, Croatia
Postharvest management of main crops in Tunisia – Ms Marwa Moumni, INAT, Tunisia
Management of postharvest diseases of fruit in Iran – Ms Razieh Rajestary, Iran
13.00 – Lunch
14.00 – III Session


Induced resistance as a sustainable tool for the management of postharvest diseases of fresh fruit and vegetables – Prof. Gianfranco Romanazzi, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Innovative approaches to improve quality and safety of fresh minimally processed fruit and vegetables - Prof. Giancarlo Colelli, University of Foggia, Italy
Use of molecular markers for quality evaluation in the fresh cut fruit and vegetables distribution chain - Prof. Antonio Ferrante, University of Milan, Italy
Strawberry compositional analyses and studies on health effects – Prof. Bruno Mezzetti, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Metabolomics and postharvest stress physiology of fleshy fruits - Prof. Pietro Tonutti, University di Pisa, Italy
16.00 - Discussion and Conclusions

Website: http://www.soihs.it/attivita_convegnistiche/eventi_organizzati_dai_gruppi_di_lavoro/postharvestancona2017.aspx
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English is the official language of the meeting
The workshop will receive 0.75 CFPs valid for the achievement of what is specified in the CONAF regulation no. 3/2013 for the continuous training of the Dottori Agronomi e Dottori Forestali approved by resolution of the National Council no. 308 of 23.10.2013