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A View from the Vineyard

Author and entomologist Clifford P. Ohmart brings reason and clarity to the politically loaded and amorphously defined popular world of sustainable viticulture with this unique and comprehensive examination of the subject. View from the Vineyard does much more than explain what "sustainable" means, its practical importance to the wine industry and the costs of agribusiness as usual. It provides the farmer with a realistic and achievable path to a sustainable vineyard by describing: the challenges of practicing sustainable winegrowing; where does Integrated Pest Management fit in?; how are organic and sustainable farming related?; a holistic vision for the farm; how to identify and define your farm's resources; methods for developing sustainable goals; creating a plan to achieve your holistic vision; ecosystem management and sensitive species; and understanding the vineyard as habitat. The book concludes with a self-assessment guide in which growers can easily track their progress through these transitional periods. Clifford P. Ohmart is the author of the Lodi-Winegrower's Workbook and co-editor and co-author of the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Self-Assessment Workbook published in 2002 by the Wine Institute and California Association of Winegrape Growers. He also writes a bi-monthly column on sustainable winegrowing for Wines & Vines magazine, has authored 34 peer-reviewed research papers in international science journals and presented over 300 seminars, conference papers and symposia papers at Universities, government research organizations, and grower groups throughout the world.

  • ISBN-13: 9781935879909
  • Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Pages: 192

Price: $34.95
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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: $77.00
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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: $49.98
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Compendium of Grape Diseases, Disorders, and Pests (2ND ed.)

A Vital New Compendium for One of the World’s Most Significant and Management-Intensive Crops

Grapes are the most widely planted fruit crop with 7.5 million hectares grown throughout the world. They are also one of the most management intensive crops in existence. Couple this with the fact that a comprehensive diagnostic and pest management guide for grape crops has not been published by APS since 1988, you have a book that is in very high demand.

The much anticipated Compendium of Grape Diseases, Disorders, and Pests, Second Edition meets those demands and more. This unique book fills an important need by wine-, table-, and juice-grape vineyard managers, their staff and consultants, as well as the researchers, extension agents, and diagnosticians who are all working in tandem to ensure these delicate crops make it safely through the growing season.

This book is packed with information to help users combat most diseases, insect pests, and abiotic disorders (weather-related damage, etc.) found in grape vineyards worldwide. And this book is truly applicable worldwide. More than 79 authors from 12 countries and 5 continents were recruited to update or prepare new sections.

In addition, the Compendium of Grape Diseases, Disorders, and Pests, Second Edition, includes an introduction that provides helpful overviews of the grape plant, its worldwide cultivation and varied uses, its history, rootstocks, morphology, and developmental stages.

Appendices include an updated list of common grapevine disease names caused by microbes, nematodes, and viruses; as well as a guide to the many equivalent names given to grapevine diseases and disorders in the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages.

An expanded glossary of more than 800 terms used in the book, as well as a comprehensive index to make this resource accessible to anyone working in the grape industry, including diagnosticians, extension specialists; consultants; scientists; vineyard managers and staff; juice, fresh fruit, and raisin producers; and students.


Price: $139.00
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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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Effective Vineyard Spraying: A Practical Guide for Growers
by Andrew J. Landers (Author)

Price: $60.00
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Environmentally Sustainable Viticulture
Gerling, Chris (Author)

As climate change becomes a growing reality, more industries must grapple with how to implement sustainable business practices at every step of the production process. This is especially true for viticulture, where every step of production can take years to come to fruition, and any decision made must take into account the future.

This valuable volume serves as an introduction to some of the important concerns that viticulturists must address to keep this industry moving in the right direction, including the best sustainable practices in the wine industry, how to assess sustainability programs, how to consider viticulture in the broader context of sustainable agriculture and industry, and the role of the consumer.

Edited by a researcher from Cornell University, this easily accessible volume offers a glimpse into the future of the winemaking industry and points to future steps in both research and business practices.

Price: $149.95
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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

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General Viticulture
First English translation of the French classic. Provides an overview of current French knowledge in the field of viticulture to a wider audience.

Author: Pierre Galet Binding: Paperback

Price: $9.98
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Grape Diseases
Pierre Galet

This is a practical book on grape diseases aimed at vine-growers and students who are looking for a summary of each vine disease. It describes the symptoms, diseases cycle, development and predisposing conditions of each disease, and the methods of controlling it. Tables are included at the end of the book to enable diseases to be identified form the various parts of the vine, i. e. leaves, shoots, trunks, inflorescences, grapes and roots .

The 200 colour photographs found separate Jrom the text, and the 80 photographs and figures within the text, willfacilitate diseases identification in the vineyard.

Treatment products are given according to chemical origin but I have also included, in brackets, the names of leading commercial products. My aim is not to advertise any particular product, but to enable readers to find their way around the complicated advertising names that often change each year and are therefore difficult to follow. In fact, some substances have ouly a short life span because resistance to the fungicide develops. This comp licates the use of these products and means that trea tmen ts con tain ing differen t che - mical groups must be alternated and those chemicals that have become completely ineffective no longer used.

I should like to give my sincere thanks to Mr Arnould, Director of "Revue cles Œnologues" and "OENO PLURIMEDIA" for publishing this book in English. I should also like to thank Jaqueline Smith who has taken on the task of translating it.


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Grape Entomology (2014)
M, Mani (Author), Shivaraju, C (Author), S, Narendra Kulkarni (Author)

Intensive and extensive cultivation of grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) leads to serious pest problem in vineyards in major grape growing areas of the world. Climatic conditions in India are favorable for high production of table and wine grapes, and thus also for incidence of variety of pests. These include the sucking insect pests namely thrips, hoppers, mealybugs etc., and beetle pests like stem borer, stem girdler, flea beetles, chafer beetles, shot hole borer and several lepidopteron, mites, nematodes and vertebrate pests. Pests of grapes in other countries relevant to Indian conditions are also dealt herewith since they may get introduced in India in future. Up to date information on biology, damage, seasonal development, management practices of the pests are covered in this book. Some of the pest management practices followed in other countries are also given, which will be useful to Indian conditions. Pesticide residue is a serious problem both for export and internal market in grapes. Guideline for pesticide residue management in grapes is also given in this book. The authors have tried to accommodate almost all the important information generated on the grape pests up to 2012. A complete list of grape pests (except disease) occurring in different grape growing regions of the world is also covered in this book which will be ready reckoner for the grape workers. The authors sincerely hope that this book will provide useful information to many entomologists, students working on grapes and the grape growers in the country. It is a pleasure to thank all those people who gave help, suggestions and encouragement in the preparation of our book The Grape Entomology ."

Price: $189.00
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Grape Grower's Handbook
by Ted Goldammer

Grapes are among the first fruit species to be domesticated and today are the world's most economically important fresh fruit crop used to make a variety of fresh, dried and processed products such as wine. It has been said that "the secret to great wine starts in the vineyard," and "you can make poor-quality wine out of high-quality grapes, but you cannot expect to make great wine from poor-quality grapes." Growing high-quality grapes for premium wine requires the grower to fully understand the principles of viticulture. The new revised edition of the Grape Grower's Handbook is a complete rewrite and provides the grower with a broad spectrum of expertise and knowledge in growing grapes for wine grape production in commercial vineyards. Some books offer a strong academic perspective with little practical application on growing grapes for wine production, others books offer a broad overview on growing grapes but provide little detail while most books narrowly focus only on more traditional topics of grape growing. Unlike most books on growing grapes for wine production the Grape Grower's Handbook is meant to be a stand-alone publication that describes all aspects of wine grape production. The book is written in a nontechnical format designed to be practical and wellsuited for field application. Some of the topics discussed but not limited to include grapevine growth, varieties, rootstocks, climate requirements, training and pruning, canopy management, development and nutrition, water and soil management, pests and diseases, pesticide application, frost protection, winter protection of grapevines, cover crops, and pre-harvest operations. The book is thoughtfully organized presenting a seamless flow of topics within chapters making it easy to find specific information that interests the reader. No one concerned with the growing of grapes for wine production can afford to be without this book.

Price: $97.50
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Grape Growing
NATURE OF THE VINE. History and Classification of Grapes. Vine Structure. Growth of the Vine. Vine Improvement. STRATEGY FOR GRAPE PRODUCTION. Site Selection and Weather Modification. Varieties. Propagation. Soils. Water. Mineral Nutrition. VINE MANAGEMENT. Pruning. Spacing and Training. Techniques to Improve Grape Quality. Harvest and Post Harvest Operations. CROP HAZARDS. Viral, Fungal, and Bacterial Diseases. Insects. Other Vineyard Pests. Weed Control and Air Pollution. GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING AT HOME. Grapes for the Home Vineyard. Wines from Grapes.

Author: Robert J. Weaver Binding: Hardback Copyright: 1976 Edition: 1st Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Price: $195.95
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Grape Pest Management

Pests. Invasives. Vineyard Foes. We may refer to them differently but the economic impact of pests common to California wine, raisin, and table grape vineyards vary only in scope.

In the much anticipated 3rd edition of Grape Pest Management, more than 70 research scientists, cooperative extension advisors and specialists, growers, and pest control advisers have consolidated the latest scientific studies and research into one handy reference. The result is a comprehensive, easy-to-read pest management tool.

What’s new? Well, for starters, more pests! The new edition, the first in over a decade, includes several new invasive species that are now major pests. It also reflects an improved understanding among researchers, farmers, and growers about the biology of pests. With nine expansive chapters, helpful, colorful photos throughout, here’s more of what you’ll find:

  • Diagnostic techniques for identifying vineyard problems
  • Detailed descriptions of more than a dozen diseases
  • Comprehensive, illustrated listings of insect and mite pests,including the recently emerging glassy winged sharpshooter and Virginia creeper leaf-hopper
  • Regional calendars of events for viticultural management
  • Up-to-date strategies for vegetation management
  • Length: 609 pp.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-800-1
  • Copyright Date: 2013
  • Author: Larry J. Bettiga
  • Inventory Type: Paperback

Price: $80.00
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Grape Varieties and Rootstock Varieties
In order to cultivate grapes successfully, whether for direct consumption (table grapes) or for wine and spirit production (wine grapes), it is essential to have knowledge of grape varieties. A number of grape varieties are now grown throughout the world for the quality of the resulting product, and it is mainly the varieties that have made a name for the great wine producing regions of France that are studied in this book, together with the principal table grapes cultivated in vineyards throughout the world.

Author: Pierre Galat Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1999 Edition: 1st Publisher: Ideal Foreign Books

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by G L Creasy, L L Creasy

Grapes are being produced in many places where it was not considered possible before, largely due to advances in understanding how the vine works, as well as improvements in technology and management skills. The production of grapes continues to grow while methods of grape production and how the fruit is utilized are changing rapidly.

Covering a broad range of topics from vineyard establishment and management to postharvest handling and improvements in pest control, this book, with its coverage of both theory and science, targets advanced plant science students and those who are producing grapes for the first time, as well as enthusiasts of the vine and its products.

Part of the Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series from CABI.

  • Pub. Date: March 2009
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Format: Paperback, 288pp

Price: $72.50
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Grapes Into Wine
A basic book on winemaking from the winemaker's point of view. Ideal introduction for the home winemaker or small producer. Covers everything from selecting the grape to bottling the wine.

Author: Philip M. Wagner Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1976 Edition: 1st Publisher: Random House

Price: $18.95
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Grapevine Breeding Programs for the Wine Industry
Reynolds, Andrew G (Editor)

Grapevine Breeding Programs for the Wine Industry: Traditional and Molecular Techniques summarizes recent trends in grapevine breeding, both in terms of research and practical programs. The first group of chapters covers the challenges faced by breeders and existing and emerging techniques used to combat them. Two further groups of chapters focus on grapevine breeding programs in different wine-producing countries around the world. With authoritative contributions from experts across the world's winemaking regions, this book will be an essential reference for all those involved in viticulture and oeneology wanting to explore new methods, understand different approaches and refine existing practices.

Covers challenges faced by breeders
Highlights grapevine breeding programs in different wine-producing countries
Contributions from experts across the world's winemaking regions


Price: $279.98
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Harvesting and Handling California Table Grapes for Market
How to market high-quality grapes over long periods and in large distributional areas. Color plates.

Author: ANR Publication #1913 Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1990 Edition: 1st Publisher: Divison of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Price: $10.00
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Monographs in Cool Climate Viticulture 2: Climate
This book examines issues relevant to viticulturists and vineyard management. Climate is perhaps one of the most important defining factors in the style and quality of wine. Professor Jackson, of Lincoln University, NZ, discusses the importance of climate in growing grapes and producing wine in cooler temperatures and ways the grower can avoid potential problems. Chapters include weather and world climates, wine styles, the use of climatic knowledge in establishing a vineyard, and the possible effects of global warming on viticulture.

Author: David Jackson Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2001 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $35.00
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Organic Winegrowing Manual
The latest in UC’s series of production manuals for organic growers focuses on winegrowing. This manual provides detailed information for wine grape growers on production issues, economics, weed and disease management, the process of conversion from conventional to organic, and organic certification and registration.

Inside this full-color guide you'll find information on soil management for the organic vineyard including soil considerations when selecting a vineyard site, how to develop organic soil management and soil fertility plans, and a discussion of the roles of compost and cover crops. You’ll also find a calendar of recommended practices for year-round soil fertility management.

An extensive section on pest management covers weed, disease, insect, mite, and vertebrate pest management options for the organic grower. A chapter about organic vineyards and the environment covers biodiversity, habitat, and natural resource issues of concern to the organic grower. The chapter on organic certification contains an overview of considerations for evaluating and selecting a certifier.

This manual is illustrated with 18 tables and 89 figures and photos, including close-up color photographs of important natural enemies, sharpshooters, leafhoppers, mites, and disease symptoms. Throughout the publication extensive sidebars highlight key points of information in a convenient condensed format.

As interest in organic wine grape production grows in the California wine industry, this publication provides valuable guidance on practices and considerations for organic and conventional growers alike.

Publication Number:3511


Inventory Type: Paperback

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-563-5

Copyright Date: 2011

Length: 192 pp


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Pierce's Disease
This publication covers the symptoms of Pierce’s disease and offers strategies for management. Included is a description of Pierce’s disease incidence in the various grape growing regions of California; descriptions of the four major insect vectors that spread the disease causing bacterium Xylella fastidiosa; and the role that alternative host plants play as a reservoir of the bacteria. Also included is information on the pattern of spread in vineyards by the different vectors; how to monitor the vectors; and a description of management strategies you can use in your vineyard. Illustrated with 4 tables and 21 color photographs.

Publication Number: 21600 Author: L VARELA, R SMITH, P PHILLIPS Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-354-9 Copyright Date: 2001 Length: 20 pp.

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Raisin Production Manual
Over 80 years of UC research plus industry and grower experience and innovation are brought together in this production manual -- the first publication of its kind!

Covers all aspects of the California system of raisin production from vineyard planting and development, pest management, cultural practices, harvesting, drying, handling, and economic considerations, to inspection and marketing. Chapters on grapevine physiology, growth and development, fruitfulness, fruit ripening and drying, characteristics, and raisin quality factors reveal the latest in technology and best practices. This 280 page manual is illustrated with 86 color and black and white photographs, 44 tables, and 72 graphs and line drawings. A detailed appendix outlines resources and organizations in the California raisin industry.

Author: ANR Publication #3393 Binding: Paperback Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Price: $20.00
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Soils for Fine Wines
Soils for Fine Wines gives information on soil properties and behavior and their influence on wines. The book is intended to help select sites for a new vineyard, and help manage soils in existing vineyards, focusing not only on growth and production, but on the long-term effects of viticulture on soil quality and the wider environment. This book will be of interest to professors and upper-level students in enology, viticulture, soils and agronomy as well as wine enthusiasts and professionals in the wine industry.

Author: Robert E. White Binding: Hardback Edition: 1st Publisher: Oxford University Press

Price: $140.00
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Songbird, Bat and Owl Boxes
This handy new guide explores the benefits of the biodiversity and aesthetics of songbirds, bats, and owls and suggests "win-win" situations for the environment and for grape growers.

You'll learn about ideas and methods for integrating nest boxes with vineyard management, biology and habitat requirements, details on construction and maintenance, literature sources, and online resources where you can get more information.

While written with grape growers and vineyard managers in mind, anyone interested in learning about nest boxes will find this guide useful -- from vineyards to the backyard.

Illustrated with 30 color photographs, 14 figures and tables.

Publication Number: 21636 Author: HEATON, LONG, INGELS, HOFFMAN Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-485-0 Copyright Date: 2008 Length: 51 pp

Price: $15.00
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Sunlight Into Wine
Winner of OIV Award for ViticultureThis handbook sets out the principles of canopy management to improve winegrape yield and quality. Covers canopy microclimate, methods of vineyard quality assurance, and techniques to improve canopy microclimate which emphasize new trellis systems. The final section details how winegrape trellis systems can be economically constructed. Illustrations and photographs ensure the concepts are easily understood.

Author: Richard Smart Binding: Spiral Copyright: 2001 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

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Sweet, Reinforced and Fortified WinesT
Mencarelli, Fabio (Author), Tonutti, Pietro (Author)

Wines from Grape Dehydration is the first of its kind in the field of grape dehydration - the controlled drying process which produces a special group of wines.

These types of wine are the most ancient, made in the Mediterranean basin, and are even described in Herodotus. Until few years ago, it was thought that these wines - such as Pedro Ximenez, Tokai, Passito, and Vin Santo - were the result of simple grape drying, because the grapes were left in the sun, or inside greenhouses that had no controls over temperature, relative humidity or ventilation. But Amarone wine, one of the most prized wines in the world, is the first wine in which the drying is a controlled process. This controlled process - grape dehydration - changes the grape at the biochemical level, and involves specialist vine management, postharvest technology and production processes, which are different from the typical wine-making procedure.

After a history of grape dehydration, the book is then divided into two sections; scientific and technical.

The scientific section approaches the subjects of vineyard management and dehydration technology and how they affect the biochemistry and the quality compounds of grape; as well as vinification practices to preserve primary volatiles compounds and colour of grape. The technical section is devoted to four main classes of wine: Amarone, Passito, Pedro Ximenez, and Tokai.

The book then covers sweet wines not made by grape dehydration, and the analytical/sensorial characteristics of the wines. A concluding final chapter addresses the market for these special wines.

This book is intended for wineries and wine makers, wine operators, postharvest specialists, vineyard managers/growers, enology/wine students, agriculture/viticulture faculties and course leaders and food processing scientists.

Price: $215.00
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Tarjetas de identificacion y monitoreo de plagas de la vid

This is the Vineyard Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards in Spanish.

Keep your vineyard healthy by staying on top of pest activity with this pack of 50 sturdy, pocket-size laminated cards. This is the perfect quick reference to identifying and monitoring vineyard diseases and pests.

Covers 27 common insects and mites, 8 diseases, 6 beneficial insects, and a variety of other disorders, weeds, and invertebrate pests. Each pest is identified by a description and excellent close-up color photographs—244 photos in all. On the reverse of each card is a description of the various life stages and monitoring tips.

Also includes descriptions of natural enemies and suggestions for least toxic management options as well as handy inch and metric measurement scales. A sturdy rivet keeps the set together so individual cards don’t stray.

These 50 information-rich cards will help growers, vineyard managers, and their teams identify and manage most common problems.

Includes everything from mealybugs and phylloxera to glassy-winged sharpshooter and Eutypa dieback, all of which have an impact on California vineyards.

Price: $25.00
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Techniques in Home Winemaking
Pambianchi, Daniel (Author)

From crushing grapes to bottling wine, this essential handbook enables the home winemaker to make informed decisions about ingredients, equipment, and the winemaking process. Precise step-by-step instructions lead both novice and advanced winemakers through all of the important procedures, including selecting and working with new equipment, determining the best material for specific styles, analyzing the product, monitoring acidity levels, and common troubleshooting problems. Using accessible charts and tables to offer detailed instructions for making Pinot noir, port, and sparkling wines, this newly updated edition also covers often overlooked topics, such as ice wines and blending varieties.

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The Grapevine
Patrick Iland

Peter Dry

Tony Proffitt

Steve Tyerman

The Grapevine explores the links between the scientific principles and the practice of viticulture. It will be of great interest to anyone involved in viticulture and winemaking as, while it focuses on theory, it also contains practical aspects of growing vines for wine. It covers the basic principles of the molecular, physiological, biochemical and practical aspects of growing vines for wine.

Extensive literature reviews provide a snapshot of current knowledge. New developments, in both research and practice, are discussed. Many diagrams and photographs are included. It provides an up-to-date, thoughtful, comprehensive and interesting account of the scientific principles relating to the practice of viticulture. The Grapevine covers viticulture theory and practices, research and practical case studies.

290 Colour illustrations 320 pages Publisher: Patrick Iland Wine Promotions

Price: $175.00
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The Organic Backyard Vineyard

Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own.

In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.

Updated from his self-published version, this edition includes organic growing information and all new photography. The Organic Backyard Vineyard features everything a wine lover needs to build and care for a backyard vineyard.

  • ISBN-13: 9781604692853
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Pages: 176

Price: $19.95
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The Science of Grapevines
The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology is an introduction to the physical structure of the grapevine, its various organs, their functions and their interactions with the environment. Beginning with a brief overview of the botanical classification (including an introduction to the concepts of species, cultivars, clones, and rootstocks), plant morphology and anatomy, and growth cycles of grapevines, The Science of Grapevines covers the basic concepts in growth and development, water relations, photosynthesis and respiration, mineral uptake and utilization, and carbon partitioning.

These concepts are put to use to understand plant-environment interactions including canopy dynamics, yield formation, and fruit composition, and concludes with an introduction to stress physiology, including water stress (drought and flooding), nutrient deficiency and excess, extreme temperatures (heat and cold), and the impact and response to of other organisms.

Based on the author’s years of teaching grapevine anatomy as well as his research experience with grapevines and practical experience growing grapes, this book provides an important guide to understanding the entire plant.

-Chapter 7 broken into two chapters, now "Environmental Constraints and Stress Physiology and Chapter 8 "Living with Other Organisms" to better reflect specific concepts

-Integration of new research results including:
-Latest research on implementing drip irrigation to maximize sugar accumulation within grapes
-Effect of drought stress on grapevine’s hydraulic system and options for optimum plant maintenance in drought conditions
-The recently discovered plant hormone – strigolactones – and their contribution of apical dominance that has suddenly outdated dogma on apical dominance control

-Chapter summaries added

-Key literature references missed in the first edition as well as references to research completed since the 1e publication will be added

Price: $150.00
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The Vintner's Apprentice

An insider tour of vineyards, wineries, cellars, and more! In The Vintner’s Apprentice, you get behind-the-scenes access to the wine world’s real-life masters of the craft, as well as a guide to the techniques that made them so successful. Benefit from their experience selecting a site, planting a vineyard, harvesting and crushing the grapes, creating blends, and much more.

  • Insight into every step of the grape’s journey to your glass, from planting to fermenting to bottling—and beyond!
  • Twelve wine experts share their old-world, classic skills with you through extensive interviews.

Price: $14.99
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Understanding Vineyard Soils (2nd Edition)

The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards.

With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.

Price: $39.95
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Vineyard Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards
Keep your vineyard healthy by staying on top of pest activity with this pack of 50 sturdy, pocket-size laminated cards. This is the perfect quick reference to identifying and monitoring vineyard diseases and pests.

Covers 27 common insects and mites, 8 diseases, 6 beneficial insects, and a variety of other disorders, weeds, and invertebrate pests. Each pest is identified by a description and excellent close-up color photographs—244 photos in all. On the reverse of each card is a description of the various life stages and monitoring tips.

Also includes descriptions of natural enemies and suggestions for least toxic management options as well as handy inch and metric measurement scales. A sturdy rivet keeps the set together so individual cards don’t stray.

These 50 information-rich cards will help growers, vineyard managers, and their teams identify and manage most common problems.

Includes everything from mealybugs and phylloxera to glassy-winged sharpshooter and Eutypa dieback, all of which have an impact on California vineyards.

Watch for the Spanish-language version of these cards coming in early 2012. Sign up to be notified of availability by clicking on the Join E-mail List button to the right.

Publication Number: 3532

Author: Lucia G. Varela, Walt J. Bentley

Inventory Type: Laminated Cards

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-736-3

Copyright Date: 2011

Length: 50 pp

Price: $25.00
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Vitibook contains a large amount of information on several pivotal aspects of modern viticulture. The aim of this book is to provide a background and a guide to the production of grapes. Its scope is considerable; it covers a very broad range of topics related to applied viticulture, from culture to production.

Unlike several other applied viticulture books, Vitibook is easy to read and well organized in several chapters. The nine sections, each prepared by experts in the particular subject area, are well written and the numerous illustrative figures and tables are a very useful synthesis of several topics. Despite this, the material is not elementary; contrarily, the level of details is quite adequate for a full understating of the complex dynamics between environment and cultivar selection.

The range of topics is truly extensive and includes world statistics, soil and climate, vine morphology, grape varieties and clones, pest and diseases. An additional and appropriate complete glossary is reported at the end of the book.

However, to achieve the goal of a comprehensive, but practical book, a number of sections, normally covered in standard textbooks, such as irrigation, nutrition, tractors and sprayers, has been greatly reduced and summarized with illustrations, pictures and tables.

This book will be an excellent source of science-based information for commercial growers and scientists. It will have a special value in regions where grape growing is already been established and look for more advanced improvements especially in the area of grape variety, clone and rootstock selection. Material on vine and enological characteristics of grape varieties and clones are not always easy to obtain and the summary reported in the Vitibook is unique and most relevant for the fast growing wine industry of USA"

Paolo Sabbatini

Price: $40.00
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Viticulture Volume 1: Resources
Since its release in 1988 Viticulture Volume I Resources and its companion book Volume II Practices have become definitive texts in viticulture throughout the English speaking world. Following a complete revision Volume I is now around twice as long as the first edition. New material has been added to each chapter, especially those on regions, climate and soils. There is also a new chapter on grape berry development and winegrape quality which covers the methods used to assess quality potential including vineyard factors. Examines the Australian viticulture process. Looks at soils, phenology, taxonomy, rootstocks, materials, and site selection.

Author: Peter Dry Author: Brian Coombe Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2005 Edition: 2nd Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $85.00
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Viticulture Volume 2: Practices
Volume 2 covers the practical aspects of operating a vineyard and getting the best from grapes. It deals with propagation, establishment, trellising, pruning, canopy management, irrigation, soil management, nutrition, pests, diseases, harvesting, drying of dried fruit.

Author: Peter Dry Author: Brian Coombe Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2001 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

Price: $65.00
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Wine and Climate Change: Winemaking in a New World
Climate change is changing the way winemakers make wine. Once temperate grape-growing regions are growing hotter, challenging winemakers to produce high quality wines in unfamiliar ways. Many of the negative effects of climate change on the wine world are already apparent: European vineyards in the heart of traditional winemaking areas, for example, are suffering lower yields due to increasing temperatures. But new opportunities are also presenting themselves: areas in Europe and the Americas that could not successfully produce vitis vinifera grapes are becoming important players in the new world of wine.

This book will explore climate change in a wine producing context, discussing why climate is important to grape growing and how climatic changes can affect grapes and wine. It will cover each major wine region in the world, analyzing the likely trends and their responses. And it will cover the ways wine producers are coping with this very quickly changing landscape.

All this is central to the world of wine and centrally important to those who enjoy wine's complexity and variety.

Price: $18.95
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Wine Grape Varieties in California
This beautifully illustrated book is a “must-have” for growers, vintners, and enthusiasts.

Inside you’ll find information on ripening periods for 53 varieties grown in California, ripening dates of varieties by period and growing district, detailed illustrations of grapevine structure, a glossary, and a bibliography. The star of the show is the discussion of the 36 major wine grape varieties grown in the state, covering synonyms, source, physical characteristics such as clusters, berries, and leaves, harvest periods and methods, and winery use. Each variety is highlighted by close-up photography of its clusters, leaves and leaf shoots – 107 lush color photos in all.

Author: ANR Publication 3419 Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2003 Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Price: $30.00
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Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties

Wine enthusiasts everywhere rejoice! Wine Grapes provides absolutely everything the connoisseur wants to know about the succulent, remarkable fruit that care, love, skill, and time transform into humankind’s most beloved beverage—and presents it all in a stunningly beautiful, gorgeously illustrated package. The dazzling co-creation of Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s best known wine authorities, Julia Harding, who passed the Master of Wine exams at the top of her class, and internationally renowned botanist José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes is the first complete compendium in more than a century to all grape varieties relevant to the wine lover. An exquisite gift book—and a must-own for anyone in the food and wine industry—Wine Grapes charts the relationships of the grapes (with some astounding family trees), discusses in fascinating detail where and how they are grown, and, most importantly, what the wines made from them will ultimately taste like.

Price: $199.99
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Wine-Growers Guide: How-to Grown Wine Grapes
This best-selling practical "how-to grow wine grapes" guide is again available. With over five decades of experience in cultivating wine grapes, the author provides easy to understand essentials to establishing the vineyard, pruning and training, vineyard management, propagating the vine and vine ailments. The first authoritative manual to wine-grape cultivation in America, not only under California conditions but viticulture under vastly different conditions prevailing in the rest of North America. Suitable for the amateur but also of great value to the commercial grower as well. French and American Hybrids and traditional European varieties are covered.

by Philip M. Wagner Paperback Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited Pub. Date: January 1996 ISBN-13: 9780932664921 Sales Rank: 147,952 240pp Edition Description: REVISED Edition Number: 3

Price: $19.95
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