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Grape Pest Management, Third Edition

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978 1601 078001
2.10 LBS
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When Grape Pest Management was first published in 1981, it consolidated into one source our knowledge of the biology and management of the pests affecting California wine, raisin, and table grape vineyards.  The book helped growers and pest control advisers apply the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) to vineyards growing under the diverse site and pest conditions found in the state.

Grape IPM is an approach that seeks to manage pest populations below an established economic injury level.  Key components of this approach are correct identification of the pest, established monitoring techniques, and treatment thresholds that determine when control practices are appropriate.  IPM considers all control techniques that are appropriate for a given pest complex and combines biological control, mating disruption, habitat modification, cultural practices, pest-resistant rootstocks, and certified virus-tested plant material.  Pesticides are applied only when monitoring indicates they are needed and are chosen to control the target pest while minimizing the risk to human health, beneficial and nontarget organisms, and the environment.

For this Third Edition of Grape Pest Management, several invasive species have been added that have become major grape pests, including vine mealybug and glassy-winged sharpshooter, as well as recent introductions such as Virginia creeper leafhopper, light brown apple moth, and European grapevine moth.


Part 1. General Viticulture: Annual growth cycle of a grapevine, Important structures and features of grapevines, Calendars of events for vitivulture practices, Abiotic disorders and injuries

Part 2. Diagnostic Techniques: Diagnosing vineyard problems, Remote sensing for vineyard pest management, Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases

Part 3. Bacterial Diseases: Crown Gall, Pierce's Disease, Fungal Diseases: Armillaria root rot, Aspergillus vine canker, Black foot disease, Bunch rot, Botryosphaeria dieback, Eutypa dieback, Downy mildew, Esca (black measles) and Petri disease, Phomopsis cane and leaf spot, Phytophthora Crown and root rot, Postharvest diseases of table grapes, Powdery mildew, Raisin molds and rots, Verticillium Wilt, Virus Diseases: Grapevine virus diseases

Part 4. Insect and Mite Pests: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers and Katydids), Dermaptera (Earwigs), Isotera (Termites), Hemiptera (Aphids, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Scales, True Bugs, Whiteflies), Thysanoptera (Thrips), Coleoptera (Beetles), Hymenoptera (Social Wasps, Honey Bees, Ants), Lepidoptera (Caterpillars), Diptera (Flies), Acari (Mites), Aranea (Spiders), Other Invertebrate Pests

Part 5. Stored Raisin Product Pests

Part 6. Nematodes

Part 7. Vertebrates

Part 8. Vegetation Management: Vineyard floor managment, Weed management, Special weed problems

Part 9. Pesticide Application and Safety: Principles and techniques of vine spraying, Chemigation through microirrigation systems, Handling and using pesticides safely

Glossary of Viticulture and Pest Managment Terms, Index.

Larry J Bettiga, Editor. Third Edition, 2013, 609 p, Colored photos, illustrations, charts & tables, soft.  (List: $100.00)  $90.00

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