Post Harvest Technology Unit (PHT)
Over the years through commercial consultancy work, the College has established an excellent reputation in the field of Postharvest and supply chain, particularly in relation to cold storage and international transport. Current research is focusing upon disease reduction in stored fruits and vegetables using non-chemical treatments and the pre-harvest treatment of cut flowers to improve postharvest longevity. Potato, apple, mango, avocado, pineapple and various cut flowers are among the wide range of species studied to date.The objectives of the Unit are to engage in teaching, short courses, research and consultancy work. Staff from the Unit currently deliver high quality teaching on the following course schemes:
- Postgraduate (taught and by research) - MSc Postharvest Technology, MSc Horticulture (Crop Production)
- Undergraduate - Agriculture courses and Horticulture courses.
- Tailor made training and short courses
East of England International (part of UK Trade & Investment) have produced a short flyer about the Unit, summarising its facilities, recent activities and international work, which can be downloaded (982KB).