Belle Glade Sun

Dr. Mark Ritenour at the Everglades REC Conference

The UF/IFAS Everglades REC will hold a seminar on Friday, Nov. 4 at 10:45 a.m. with guest speaker Dr. Mark Ritenour. UF/IFAS Everglades REC is located at 3200 E. Palm Beach Rd., Belle Glade. His extension and research programs focus on the postharvest biology and handling of horticultural commodities, especially citrus. Dr. Ritenour’s focus areas include improving quality of fresh market citrus and vegetables through improved postharvest handling; improving postharvest sanitation and food safety practices of Florida’s packinghouses; and improving postharvest quality of horticultural crops through better preharvest management practices.