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Conference Organization


Marita Cantwell
Marita Cantwell is a faculty member in the Department of Plant Sciences and a Cooperative Extension Postharvest Specialist at UC Davis.  She conducts a research and education program on postharvest physiology, quality, and handling of horticultural crops.  Research areas include the effect of preharvest factors on quality and storage life of vegetables, physiology and handling of specialty fruits and vegetables, and quality of fresh-cut products.  Marita is an instructor in annual workshops conducted by the Postharvest Technology Center and has organized nineteen annual Fresh-cut workshops

She also contributes to other national and international postharvest educational events and conferences. She is a member of the American and the International Societies for Horticultural Science (ASHS, ISHS), United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA), the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). 

Scientific & Editorial Committee

Scientific & Editorial Committee Members Include:

Maria Luisa Amodio
Università degli Studi di Foggia, Foggia, Italy

Francisco Artés Hernández
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Cartagena, Spain

Luis Cisneros-Zevallos
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Joel Corrales-Garcia
Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Chapingo, Mexico

Angelos Deltsidis
Univerity of California, Davis

Victor Escalona
Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Deirdre Holcroft
Holcroft Postharvest Consulting, Davis, California, USA

Hidemi Izumi
Kinki University, Wakayama, Japan

Paolo Inglese
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Sirichai Kanlayanarat
King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

Ji Gang Kim
National Horticultural Research Institution, Seoul, Korea

Anderson Adriano Martins Melo
Universidade Federale de Viçosa, Brasil

Emundo Mercado-Silva
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico

Zaulia Othman
MARDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Anuradha Prakash
Chapman University, Orange, California, USA

Victor Rodov
ARO, Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel

Joan Rosen
JC Rosen Resources, Salinas, California, USA

Mikal Saltveit
University of California, Davis, California, USA

Qingguo Wang
Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an, China 

Conference Organization

Conference organization and event support are provided by the Postharvest Technology Center's team:

  • Marita Cantwell
  • Lori Carlson
  • Pamela Devine
  • Mary Reed
  • Penny Stockdale

The UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center is a leading source of information on quality, safety and marketability of fresh produce.  Through the research and extension programs of 11 affiliated University of California Cooperative Extension Specialists, the Center provides relevant information to growers, shippers, marketers, carriers, distributors, retailers, processors, and consumers of fresh horticultural crops.

The Postharvest Technology Center offers educational workshops and events, visit the website for additional information.

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