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Backyard Vintner
Anyone who ever wanted to have homemade wine and never thought they had the space or ability to make it will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home wine making that teaches readers the tips and tricks of the trade. It is perfect for those who want to bring the feeling of wine country right into their own backyard. The Backyard Vintner teaches readers how to start and maintain a vineyard, providing vital information on topics such as planting, trellising, and proper pruning techniques for grapes; which grape varieties will grow best in every climate or region; and the wines that can be made from each variety. Basic recipes for wines, and advice on topics such as bottling, storing, and serving wines, are also provided.

Author: Jim Law Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2005 Edition: 1st Publisher: Quarry Books

Price: $19.99

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Biodynamic Wine, Demystified
by Nicolas Joly

"Wine is made in the Vineyard." It's the mantra of many a winemaker. But what does it mean, really?

Esteemed winemaker and biodynamic pioneer Nicholas Joly believes a wine that is well-made in the vineyard must express its unique terroir: the character imbued by a vine's particular plot of well-tended earth.

In Biodynamic Wine, Demystified, Joly shares the core philosophy behind biodynamic viticulture and why such practices result in wines of regional distinction. This process treats the vineyard as a self-perpetuating ecological whole influenced not only by terrestrial forces but those of the sun, moon and cosmos. He explains why the use of foreign substances like pesticides and fertilizers in the vineyard, and aromatic yeasts and enzymes in the cellar, as well as mechanisms like electric motors and pumps, disrupt this synergy and are ultimately counterproductive to a wine's best, consistent expression.

Pub. Date: June 2008 Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited Format: Paperback, 156pp

Price: $24.95

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Biology of the Grapevine
Information on the evolution, taxonomy, morphology, anatomy, physiology and genetics of grapevines is scarce and thinly spread in the literature on horticulture and the plant sciences. This book aims to provide for the first time in English a concise but comprehensive overview of the biology and cultivation of the grapevine, accessible to all concerned with viticulture. After a description of the essential features of viticulture, including a concise history from antiquity to modern times, the authors consider the taxonomy of the grapevine and the evolutionary processes which gave rise to the diversity within the Vitaceae. Particular attention is paid to the genera Vitis and Muscadinia, which are considered a reserve of genetic variation for the improvement of grapevines. A description of the vegetative and reproductive anatomy of the grapevine precedes a full discussion of the developmental and environmental physiology of these fascinating and economically important plants. The concluding chapter considers the potential for genetic improvement of grapevines and includes coverage of the problems encountered, and the methods and strategies employed, in breeding for scions and rootstocks. Special reference to the role of plant biotechnology and tissue culture in the genetic improvement of grapevines is also made. Contents Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. The growing of grapes; 2. The grapevine and its relatives; 3. The structure of the grapevine: vegetative and reproductive anatomy; 4. Developmental physiology: the vegetative grapevine; 5. Developmental physiology: flowering and fruiting; 6. The cultivated grapevine; 7. Genetic improvement of grapevines.

Author: Alain Boquet Author: Michael G. Mullins Author: Larry E. Willliams Binding: Both Copyright: 1991 Edition: 1st Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Price: $59.00

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Chemigation in Tree and Vine Microirrigation Systems
This handy guide will help you take full advantage of your orchard or vineyard’s microirrigation system. Learn how the application of chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and soil amendments such as gypsum can be injected through your system resulting in uniform application throughout your orchard or vineyard. Included is a discussion of various types of injection equipment, capacity and pricing considerations, materials that can be injected, and timing and duration to achieve optimal results.

One of a series of water management handbooks prepared by the UC Irrigation Program; it is not eligible for discounts.

Publication Number: 21599 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 12 pp.

Price: $5.00

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Compendium of Grape Diseases
Of interest to everyone who works with grapes. Includes sections on cultural practices and selection of planting material.

Table of Contents Introduction; Pathogens of Grape, The Family Vitaceae and Vitis Speciation, Grapevine Structure and Growth Stages, Historical Significance of Diseases in Grape Production Part 1: Diseases Caused by Biotic Factors Fruit and Foliar Diseases Caused by Fungi; Powdery Mildew, Downy Mildew, Botrytis Bunch Rot and Blight, Black Rot, Phomopsis Cane and Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Rotbrenner, Bitter Rot, White Rot, Ripe Rot, Macrophoma Rot, Angular Leaf Spot, Diplodia Cane Dieback and Bunch Rot, Berry Rots and Raisin Molds, Rust; Minor Foliage Diseases; Leaf Blight, Leaf Blotch, Zonate Leaf Spot, Septoria Leaf Spot, Other Minor Foliage Diseases; Wood and Root Diseases Caused by Fungi; Eutypa Dieback, Esca and Black Measles, Black Dead Arm, Armillaria Root Rot, Phymatotrichum Root Rot, Verticillium Wilt, Dematophora Root Rot, PhytophthoraCrown and Root Rot, Grape Root Rot Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Bacterialike Organisms; Crown Gall, Bacterial Blight, Pierce's Disease; Grapevine Yellows Diseases; Flavescence Doree, Bois Noir and Vergilbungskrankheit, Other Grapevine Yellows Diseases Caused by Viruses and Viruslike Agents; Fanleaf Degeneration, Tomato Ringspot Virus Decline, Tobacco Ringspot Virus Decline, Peach Rosette Mosaic Virus Decline, Leafroll, Corky Bark, Rupestris Stem Pitting, Other Virus and Viruslike Diseases; Nematode Parasites of Grape; Root-Knot Nematodes, Dagger and Needle Nematodes, Lesion Nematodes, Citrus Nematode, Miscellaneous Ectoparasitic Nematodes

Author: APS Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1988 Edition: 1st Publisher: APS

Price: $69.00

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Cover Cropping in Vineyards: A Grower's Handbook
This practical guide features cutting-edge methods for using cover crops to enhance vineyard performance. Includes information on how cover crops affect vineyards and promote ecological stability and how-to instructions. vineyard performance and ecological stability.

Author: ANR Publication #3338 Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1998 Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Rescources

Price: $20.00

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Diseases and Pests: Grape Production Series #1
There has never been a comprehensive guide to the diseases, pests and disorders of grapevines in Australia and New Zealand. This text has been compiled by researchers from Primary Industries, South Australia, and is designed to provide a practical manual for identifying, preventing and controlling diseases and pests.Each section has information on identifying, monitoring and controlling the disease or pest, and is copiously illustrated with high quality illustrations in full colour. The emphasis is on providing practical advice to growers, but the book will prove an invaluable text for students of viticulture around the world.A whole section of the book is devoted to spraying technique, and another gives a full listing of chemicals and their application.manual on identifying, monitoring and controlling diseases, pests and disorders of the grapevine.

Author: Phil Nicholas Binding: Spiral Copyright: 1994 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $54.00

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Drip & Micro Irrigation for Trees, Vines, and Row Crops
Sponsors: CEC and USBR (Agriculture) A revised (late 1999) design guide which covers microspray and drip for orchards and vineyards, plus permanent row crops. Sections cover water requirements, selection of emitter spacing and block sizes, efficiency and uniformity, allowable pressure differences, hose design, pressure regulation strategies, filtration, and chemical injection. Includes practical, step-by-step design examples, plus the latest on SDI and row crop drip.

Author: Stuart W. Styles Author: Charles M. Burt Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1999 Edition: 1st Publisher: ITRC

Price: $125.00

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Field Guide to Diseases, Pests, and Disorders of Grapes
The authors, from the South Australian Research and Development Institute, Loxton, and Agriculture Victoria, Sunraysia Horticultural Research Institute, aimed to develop a practical tool for grapegrowers to identify diseases, pests and disorders - a fundamental aspect of efficient vineyard management. The result is this sturdy, pocket-sized guide, containing more than 350 full colour photographs accompanied by short, easily read descriptions of most diseases, pests and disorders found in the vineyard. It is a companion to Diseases and Pests (Nicholas, Magarey and Wachtel) and contains cross-references to the larger publication, but stands alone as an easy to use field guide.

Author: M.C. Kelly Author: A.M. MacGregor Author: M.F.Wachtel Author: P.A. Magarey Binding: Spiral Copyright: 2000 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $30.00

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General Viticulture
Wherever grapevines are cultivated, this book will be welcome because it fills a long-standing need for a clear, concise treatment of modern viticulture. During the past fifty years, more progress has been made in the science and art of growing grapes for table use and raisin or wine production than in any previous century. This new edition has been revised throughout. The chapters on vine structure, vine physiology, the grape flower and berry set, development and composition of grapes, and means of improving grape quality add to our knowledge of the vine and its functions. The text is designed to enable those concerned with either vine or fruit problems to arrive at considered diagnoses. The student will find the text and the cited references a comprehensive source of information. The grape and allied industries should welcome the updating of the major portion of the book. Here the emphasis is on modern practices in vineyard management in arid and semi-arid regions--with special reference to California. Full and detailed treatment is provided or propagation, supports, training young vines, pruning, cultivation and chemical weed control, irrigation, soil management, diseases and pests, and harvesting, packing and storage.

Author: James A. Cook Author: Lloyd A. Lider Author: A. J. Winkler Author: W. M. Kliewer Binding: Hardback Copyright: 1974 Edition: 2nd

Price: $73.95

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