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Science in our Valley: Post-Harvest Solution w Dr. Sikdar and Derrek Long
February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Post-Harvest Solution with Changing Time: Amalgamation of Old & New Technologies
Dr. Parama Sikdar, PhD
US Post-Harvest Physiologist Pathologist
Product Development Manager
Decco, US, UPL
Current apple yield is stored post-harvest in cold storage facilities for several months.
Deccon UPL group company is continuously looking for newer ways to ensure food remains fresh for longer. This talk will present some of the post-harvest applications forcused on maintaining shelf life of pome fruit, in light of changing time.
The Science in Our Valley seminar series began in October 2017 as a way for local scientists and science educators to bring their research to the community and as a way to engage and connect with one another. The series features presentations by local scientists and science educators as well as guests from outside the region.
Host organizations include the Apple STEM Network, the North Central Educational Service District, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, and Wenatchee Valley College. The series also is a key step in The Bridge Research and Innovation District strategic plan.
K-12 Educators are also encouraged to attend the seminars to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service Districts for the series.
All events are open to the public, and run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be held at either the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center or at Wenatchee Valley College. The content is intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, K-12 educators and science enthusiasts.
Here is the rest of the spring lineup:
- Feb. 20: Dr. Hassan Shaban, PhD, of Grassroots Dataworks, “Data Analytics,” 4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
- Feb. 27: Dr. Paul Hessburg of the USDA and University of Washington, “Mega Fires,” 4 to 5 p.m., Wenatchee Valley College
- March 6: WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center Graduate Student Talks, “Tree Fruit Research,” 4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
- March 20: Dr. Frank Dunnivant of Whitman College, “Environmental Success Stories,” 4 to 5 p.m., Wenatchee Valley College
- April 10: Dr. Lee Kalcsits of WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, “Plant Physiology,” 4 to 5 p.m., Wenatchee Valley College
- April 17: Dr. Tracy Somera and Dr. Christopher Van Horn of the USDA Agricultural Research Station, “Plant Physiology,” 4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
- April 24: Dr. Laura Lavine of WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, “Entomology and Genetics,” 4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
For more info contact:
Dr. Sue Kane
co-director of the Apple STEM Network