931305 Post-harvest technology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pejakovic, Vladimir , Gronauer, Andreas , Branco, Alina
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Importance of post-harvest technology for the food chain

Biological and physical principles of post harvest technology

Selected post harvest technologies in agriculture:

Treatment of seed (drying, cleaning, sieving,?)

Alternative methods of seed treatments (warm-humid, microwave, high frequency energy)

Drying technology (principles and application; Ddying of agricultural products)

Crop conservation with silage making (principles and processes)

Storage of crops (potato, fruit, vegetable,?); Principles and applications

Special post-harvest technologies in horticulture and viticulture

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understanding of biological and physical properties of harvested crops and their comprehension

Qualification for systematic analyses of post harvest technology

Qualification for planning of post harvest technology

Evaluation of post-harvest technologies on engineering fundamentals as well as ecological and economic aspects.
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