Course overview

This unit can be studied as part of the AFTP's 'Potato Production and Management' course.

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual awareness of the fundamentals of postharvest physiology, with particular emphasis on the impact of physiological factors on later stages in the potato supply chain
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key preservation methods including their advantages and limitations
  • Comment critically on control methods used for postharvest diseases and disorders
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of quality control issues in the postharvest situation, including theoretical fundamentals
  • Participate in discourse on postharvest technology for potatoes

Key facts

Course Dates
2 days
Fee info
£750 is the standalone fee or £648 as part of the Potato Production and Management module
IFST Membership
Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
Course Provider
Cranfield University
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
Cranfield University
AFTP Cohort
My AFTP training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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