From March 24 to 26, 2004,
University of California, Davis, professors Dr. Marita Cantwell
y Dr. Trevor Suslow conducted a training course on "Postharvest
Handling of Vegetable Crops at the "Centro de Capacitacion
Tecnica de UTE" (Leguisamon 3463 and Lasplaces). The
main topics presented included: Postharvest pathology and
microbiology overview for
vegetables, modified and controlled atmospheres for vegetables,
good agricultural practices for vegetables and postharvest
handling systems, and opportunities to improve the distribution
chain for vegetables in Uruguay.
This training was organized
by the University of California, Davis, and the Ministry
of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries (MGAP), and is being
supported by the US Embassy and the Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS-USDA).