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  1. New Production and Processing Technologies for Fruits and Vegetables Zhongli Pan Ph.D. USDA ARS WRRC Univ. of California, Davis

  2. University of California - Locations • Berkeley • Davis • Irvine • Los Angeles • Merced • Riverside • San Diego • San Francisco • Santa Barbara • Santa Cruz

  3. University of California - Profiles • Chartered in 1868 • 10 Campuses • Five medical schools and teaching hospitals • Three law schools • Three National Labs • Two Centers • 45 Nobel Prizes (12 of them since 1995) • 320 members of the National Academy of Sciences • More UC academic programs are rated among top 10 than other universities • 42,000 graduates each year, including 7.5% of the nation’s Ph.D. • Total 970,000 living alumni

  4. University of California - Profiles • Enrollment (fall 2001) • Total 183,355 • Undergraduate 141,366 • Graduate 41,989 • UC Extension enrollment 44,102 • Budget • Total $14 billion • State of California 26% • Gifts, grants and contracts 23% • Medical centers 19% • Student tuition and fees 11% • Education activities 9% • Auxiliary enterprises 6% • Other sources 6%

  5. University of California - Davis • Established 1908 • Nation’s top 12 public universities. • School of Veterinary Medicine - No. 1. • International leader in agricultural, biotechnological and environmental science • Enrollment • Undergraduate 19,460 • Graduate 5,632 • Total 25,092 • 900 Teaching Faculty (FTE) • 1700 Research Faculty (FTE) • 14000 Other Staff (FTE)

  6. University of California - Davis

  7. University of California - Davis

  8. Biological and Agricultural Engineering • 30 faculty members • Including 10 joint appointees • Strong ties w/ Food Science & Technology • 20 staff members • 180 undergraduate students • 50 graduate students

  9. Undergraduate Major:Biological Systems Engineering

  10. Undergraduate Specializations ·      Agricultural engineering ·   Aquacultural engineering ·      Biomechanical/Premedical/engineering* ·      Biotechnical engineering* ·      Ecological systems engineering ·      Food engineering ·      Forest engineering * most student interest is in these two areas

  11. Undergraduate Minors(in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) • Applied Biological Systems Technology • 0-1 graduate per year • Geographic Information Systems • 5-10 graduates per year • Precision Agriculture • 0-1 graduate per year

  12. Graduate Program:Biological Systems Engineering

  13. Some Recent Research Projects

  14. Agricultural Engineering

  15. Precision Agriculture

  16. Differential GPS Base Station Differential Correction

  17. Tomato Yield Monitor

  18. Electronic Weigh Bucket -Loading

  19. Displacement sensor Radar Load cell Moisture Sensor Standard tine Texture/soil Compaction Sensor D = f (Geometry, Speed, Depth, Bulk Density, Texture, and Moisture Content)

  20. Measurement of Soil Water Suction and Water Content Temperature sensor sensor Watermark sensor

  21. Variable Rate Applicator

  22. Pistachio Yield Monitor

  23. Testing precision irrigation for orchards

  24. Testing ergonomics of various trellis designs

  25. Machine for transferring tubs of wine grapes from the vine row to a bin

  26. Monitoring dust generated by nut harvesting

  27. Testing a solar still for extracting salt from ag drainage brines

  28. Biological Engineering

  29. Testing solid state fermentation for producing biological control agents

  30. Equipment for dispersing beneficial insects to control pests

  31. Bioenvironmental Engineering

  32. Pilot facility for anaerobic conversionof organic wastes

  33. Fish production in recirculatingtank-based systems

  34. Mechanized thinning of foreststo reduce fire danger

  35. Fluidized bed reactor used to study combustion and gasification of biomass fuels

  36. Tracing particles in a fluidized bed combustor

  37. Postharvest and Food Engineering

  38. In-field cooling of fruits and vegetables

  39. Evaluating methods for reducing damage to fresh pears during transport

  40. Evaluating quality of precooked pinto beans

  41. Clam shell grill used to study heat transfer in hamburger patties

  42. Experimenting with air impingement for heating and cooling foods

  43. America’s Top 5 Agricultural States 1999 Cash Receipts(Dollars in Billions) State Rank Value California 1 $25.0 Texas 2 $13.2 Iowa 3 $9.8 Nebraska 4 $8.7 Kanas 5 $7.5

  44. California Agriculture Farm Gate Values in 1999: 26.7 Billions

  45. California Agriculture (2002) • Leading commodities (billion $): • Milk (3.8) • Grapes (2.6) • Nursery (2.3) • Lettuce (1.3) • Cattle (1.2) • Almonds (1.2) • Strawberries (1.0)

  46. Irrigation water is usually plentiful and high quality. Sources of water include Sacramento River, irrigation districts with canal delivery systems from dam sources and deep wells.