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Frutic Symposium for fruitful dialogue at Fruit Logistica

Frutic not only provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to engage in energetic technical discussions about current trends and new developments, it's also about exploring further areas of research needed in the industry.

With over 50 scientific specialist contributors, the international Frutic Symposium being held this coming February 7 offers the ideal platform for discussions among experts from the field of research and the fresh product sector.

Covering on the quality and safety of fresh horticultural products, Frutic will take place at the CityCube Berlin on the day before the opening of Fruit Logistica 2017.

In a press release, organisers said the event will focus on innovation and new technology designed to promote the quality and safety of fruit and vegetables.

It’s the first time the international scientific meeting be held in association with Fruit Logistica, a leading trade fair for the international fresh produce industry.

Keynote speakers will include leading international experts such as Prof. Dr. Hidemi Izumi of Kindai University (Japan), Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Gil of the Spanish National Research Council in Murcia (Spain) and Prof. Dr. Christopher Watkins of Cornell University (USA).

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 postharvest 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 optimising packaging and storage systems based on mathematical modelling.

In the field of product safety, the programme will include technology 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.

Frutic not only provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to engage in energetic technical discussions about current trends and new developments, it’s also about exploring further areas of research needed in the industry.

The symposium is being jointly hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (Germany) and the University of Foggia (Italy) in cooperation with Fruit Logistica.

Further details are available at frutic.atb-potsdam.de
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Frutic Symposium being held in association with Fruit Logistica

The Frutic Symposium on 7 February 2017 will be held in association with the Fruit Logistica for the very first time. The international scientific gathering will provide the fresh produce sector with plenty of enriching innovations.

The Frutic Symposium on February 7 next year will be the first international scientific gathering to be held in association with Fruit Logistica, the trade fair for the international fresh produce industry.

It is designed to help enrich the fresh produce sector by sharing information about useful innovation and technology throughout the supply chain.

The 10th International Frutic Symposium, focusing on the quality and safety of fresh horticultural commodities, will be a platform for intense in-depth dialogue between agricultural and horticultural scientists, representatives from advisory bodies, logisticians and IT engineers, mechanical and systems engineering companies as well as experts from the fresh produce industry.

Being held the day before the February 8 opening of Fruit Logistica, Frutic Symposium will see delegates exchange information and ideas at the CityCube Berlin and develop strategies for reaching their common goal: ensuring fresh produce is of the highest possible quality across the supply chain.

Topics to be addressed include technological developments in production, harvesting and post-harvest processing as well as in sales and quality controls for fruit, vegetables and nuts.

The symposium is being organised jointly by the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim, Germany and the University of Foggia, Italy in cooperation with Fruit Logistica.

Frutic is a series of international scientific gatherings, the first of which took place in Israel in 1983. Over the years, it has developed into an important platform for the development and application of technologies for fruit, vegetable and nut production, bringing together leading researchers from around the globe. Its new venue will also now attract representatives from the industry.

Further information can be found at www.frutic.atb-potsdam.de

Source: http://www.fruitlogistica.de/en/Press/PressReleases/News_28483.html