December 13, 2016

FRUTIC Symposium to be held during Fruit Logistica 2017

The 10th international FRUTIC Symposium, focused on the quality and safety of fresh horticultural commodities, is being held at the CityCube, Berlin on Feb. 7, the day before the opening of Fruit Logistica.

Keynote speakers will include international experts, such as Hidemi Izumi of Kindai University, Maria Isabel Gil of the Spanish National Research Council in Murcia and Christopher Watkins of Cornell University.

The topics addressed will include technological developments in production, harvesting and post-harvest processing as well as in quality controls for fruit, vegetables and nuts. Among other aspects, the sessions will deal with how pre-harvest conditions influence the post-harvest quality, non-destructive methods of determining quality, and the targeted post-harvest treatment of fruit and vegetables. Innovative packaging and storage concepts will also be presented, such as new processes for sensor-supported quality monitoring, and an approach for optimizing packaging and storage systems based on mathematical modeling. In the field of product safety, the program will include technologies for fresh-cut products and the use of plasma-based decontamination processes.

Scientists will also present their topics during the subsequent three days of the Fruit Logistica trade fair, in both the Fresh Produce Forum and the Future Lab.

The FRUTIC Symposium will be organized jointly by the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy and the University of Foggia in cooperation with the Fruit Logistica.

FRUTIC is a series of international scientific conferences, the first of which took place in Israel in 1983. Over the years, FRUTIC has developed into an important platform for the development and application of technologies for fruit, vegetable and nut production.

Registration details and further information about the FRUTIC Symposium are available at frutic.atb-potsdam.de.