Kader published numerous articles and wrote the “Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops.” He also served on the boards of several groups, including as president and chairman for the American Society for Horticultural Science and organizer of the International Horticultural Congress.
Among his major accomplishments, Kader developed the UC-Davis Postharvest Technology Center from a group of postharvest extension specialists, according to a news release from the center. He took his knowledge about postharvest practices global, working with the Agriculture Development Strategy project to bring information to Egypt and other developing countries. After Kader retired from UC-Davis in 2007, he continued to work in the industry as an adviser for the Global Horticulture Assessment.
He is survived by his children, Aileen, Susu and Sami; and two grandchildren. A memorial service is scheduled for Jan. 26 at the Buehler Alumni Center on the UC Davis campus. Memorial gifts may be made to the Postharvest Program Endowment Fund.