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

Grapes covers a broad range of topics from vineyard establishment and management to postharvest handling and improvements in pest control.  With its coverage of both theory and science, this book 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.

Contents by chapter title:

1. History Uses and Production: Geographical origins, Family, genus, species & related plants, Natural growth conditions, Historical cultivation, Uses, Grape-producing countries;

2. Cultivars, Anatomy and Improvement: Main cultivars for various uses, Clones, Anatomy & physiology, Ampelography, Breeding & genetics, Indicators of quality;

3. Grapevine Growth and Fruit Development: Phenology, Vine development, Flower initiation, fruit development & berry maturation, Environment/climatic influences, Vine as a perennial plant (carbohydrate partitioning),

4. Climatic Requirements: Cold hardiness, Tropical areas, Frost tolerance, Heat & light, Water use, Soils, Terroir, Climate change;

5. Vineyard Establishment: Site selection, Planning, Rootstocks, Propagation, Planting, Vine establishment;

6. Seasonal Management: Pruning & training, Training & trellising, Vineyard floor management, Frost management, Canopy management, Irrigation, Other management practices, Harvest;

7. Nutrition: Analysis & correction strategies, Macronutrients, Micronutrients;

8. Mechanization: Weed management, Canopy management, Crop management & harvesting, Pruning, Environmental monitoring, Fully mechanical systems;

9. Grapevine Pests, Diseases and Disorders: Diseases, Control, Other disorders, Insects pests, Animal pests, Weeds, Pesticide resistance, Pest & disease control in organic grape production, Pesticide application;

10. Harvest and Postharvest Processing: Table grapes, Dried grapes, Juice/preserves, Wine, Other wine styles,


Glen L Creasy & Leroy L Creasy, 2009, 295 p, 46 color plates, illustrated, soft.   $74.95

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