Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015512011Developments in Postharvest Handling Practices Elective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims at teaching the benefits of applying newly developed techniques, conditions of application, and how and where these techniques can be applied in practice. The course will provide useful information for agricultural engineers employed by packing houses, cold stores and transportation companies and will increase the postharvest quality and amount of exports through implementation of these techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Şen
Learning Outcomes
1Teaching and investigating new developments in packing house, cold storage rooms and transportation
2Understanding the use and application of these new technologies
3Learning new technologies used in post-harvest
4Developing skills and knowledge to adapt new technologies in post-harvest sector
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Practices applied at different postharvest stages as packing house, storage and transportation, will be handled separately. Information will be given on new practices that appear due to the changing demands of the fresh and dried produce trade and those that are already implemented by the sector. New post-harvest practices suitable for crops important in Turkish or regional economy or those that are exported will be dealt. Information will be gathered and discussed with the students related to developments on pre-cooling methods, ethylene treatment, modified atmosphere packaging, controlled atmosphere storage, 1-metilcyclopropene and hotwater treatments, sulphurdioxide generators, controlled atmosphere transportation and similar topics. Some of the practices that are already implemented will be introduced through visiting commercial stores and packing houses.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2HarvestPractice related to subject
3Transportation to packing house Practice related to subject
4Processes in packing housePractice related to subject
5Ripening and de-greeningPractice related to subject
6CuringPractice related to subject
7Sulphurdioxide fumigationPractice related to subject
8Mid-term examEvaluation
9New developments in packing linePractice related to subject
10TraceabilityPractice related to subject
11Quality systemsPractice related to subject
121-Metilsiklopropen application and treatmentPractice related to subject
13Using modified atmosphere packaging materialPractice related to subject
14Storage in controlled atmospherePractice related to subject
15Transportation in cold and controlled atmospherePractice related to subject
16Final ExamEvaluation
Recommended or Required Reading
Kader, A.A., 2002. Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops. Univ. of California Berkeley, CA.sp.pub. 3311. Karaçalı, İ., 2009. Bahçe Ürünlerinin Muhafazası ve Pazarlanması. Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 494, Bornova-İzmir. Paliyath, G., Murr, D.P., Handa, A.K., Lurie, S., 2008. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, USA. Simson, S.P. and Straus, M.C., 2010. Post-harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops. Oxford Book Company, Jaipur, India Thompson, A. K., 2003 Fruit and Vegetables : Harvesting, Handling, and Storage. Blackwell Publishing Company, USA. Thompson, A.K., 2010. Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Fruits and Vegetables, Second Edition. CAB International, UK. Postharvest Biology and Technology (Dergi) Other literature related to the subject of the course
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)208
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