Physiology and Pathology of Postharvest Crops

Physiology and Pathology of Postharvest Crops

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Registration is closed for:
Summer 2021

Program Dates:
July 11 - July 16, 2021

Language: English

Academic Credits: 2

Application Deadline:
July 1, 2021

Program Overview

The Manna Center for Food Safety and Security provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of global food security issues.

Intensive theoretical and lab courses will be taught by leading experts from Israel and around the world.

Our courses meet the growing need for a new generation of well-rounded academics and policy makers, who  have expertise in a specific field,

With broad knowledge of biology, public health, law, international development, and more.


About The Course

The course will include physiological and pathological aspects associated with storage of fresh perishable agricultural produce. Studying the physiological and molecular level of ripening and aging processes occurring in fruit and vegetables. Learning the post-harvest decay causing pathogens, the molecular basis of their pathogenic mechanism.

Resistance of fresh produce to pathogens and its control mechanism. Induction of resistance by physical, chemical and biological means. The course aim to understand the physiological and pathological aspects related to quality maintenance of harvested produce after prolonged storage and how to extend storability and shelf life of the fresh produce.

The course will be delivered in English and be held online over Zoom.

The final exam will include multiple choice questions as well as open questions.


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