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John Lopresti

Horticulture Production Sciences, Agriculture Victoria

John Lopresti has over 27 years’ experience in horticultural supply chain research and extension. He began his career optimising fruit and vegetable handling to reduce bruising, conducting research and extension in pesticide application for viticulture, as well as optimising controlled atmosphere storage of pome fruit, and developing novel technologies for measuring fruit quality and maturity.

Since 2010, John has mainly focused on stone fruit and table grape research and innovation including the effects of harvest maturity on cool chain performance, postharvest treatments and technologies to reduce storage disorders and disease, and predicting quality and shelf life of fruit in domestic and export markets.

John has published over twenty journal and conference papers, and industry articles, and has presented at numerous conferences and industry forums. He is currently leading the Decision Aid Tools program for stone fruit and table grapes within the Hort Innovation Frontiers project, “Serviced Supply Chains: Monitoring and modelling to improve the quality of Australian fresh produce into Asian markets”.

Speaker Sessions

June 08, 2021

"Integrated quality management of stone fruit: An R&D protocol to maximise storage and shelf life of exported produce"

Exhibition Halls 1 & 2

11:00 - 11:20