Ree Fru-Bqe - FRUit Breeding and Quality evaluation Experience

A.Y. 2019/2020
3
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/03 AGR/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
1. Knowledge and training in the fruit value chain
2. Germplasm assessment as basic tool to improve varieties trough breeding
3. Management of the orchard
4. Training on fruit post-harvest management
5. Fruit instrumental monitoring throughout the supply chain.
Expected learning outcomes
Acquisition of the criteria and ability to use the tools to monitor and evaluate the ripening and quality of fruit on field and in post-harvest with destructive and non-destructive methods.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The topics will be addressed with a professional and scientific approach, i) starting from field training for the assessment of germplasm accessions, ii) the post-harvest shelf life tests will be carried out to highlight the quality aspects and the ripening behavior of the fruit.
Instrumental investigations will be deeply taken into account. In particular, the 2020 training will be characterized by the use of the QualitySpec Trek (up-to-date portable NIR tool purchased last year) which will be used to develop the intended chemiometric models to assess fruit quality behaviour, even on tree.
Prerequisites for admission
Fundamentals of arboriculture (tree crops science): morphology and biology elements of the cultivated tree; the genetic bases of the varietal variability and propagation (cultivar and clone concepts); the agronomic bases of cultivation (orchard management) tree-physical relationship) and the influence on product quality.
Teaching methods
Field surveys on the evolution of fruit ripening in the field; chemometric laboratory analysis, both destructive and non-destructive (NIR and alike technologies).
Bibliography
Text book: Sansavini, S., Costa, G., Gucci, R., Inglese, P., Ramina, A., Xiloyannis, C., and Desjardins,Y., editorss. (2019). Principles of Modern Fruit Science (Leuven, Belgium: ISHS).
Assessement methods and criteria
Evaluation (passed / not passed) of paper based on field and laboratory works.
Unita' didattica 1
AGR/03 - ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE - University credits: 0
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 0
Field activity: 4 hours
Laboratories: 10 hours
Unita' didattica 2
AGR/03 - ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE - University credits: 0
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 0
Field activity: 4 hours
Laboratories: 10 hours
Unita' didattica 3
AGR/03 - ARBORICULTURE AND FRUITCULTURE - University credits: 0
AGR/09 - AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND MECHANIZATION - University credits: 0
Field activity: 20 hours
Professor: Beghi Roberto
Professor(s)
Reception:
Upon appointment
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Via Celoria, 2 - 20134 Milano
Reception:
appointment
Department of Agricultural Engineering