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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.

The practices recommended in the book are based on the extensive research conducted in California and elsewhere by the authors and their distinguished colleagues. Examples of practices based on experiments are: methods of propagation which by-pass the usual one-year-in-the-vine-nursery; pruning as related to leaf area and time of leaf functioning, and its effect on berry set and fruit development; virus disease control through thermotherapy and soil fumigation; pests held in check by sanitary, chemical, and biological procedures; irrigation practices as related to soil texture. Tissue analyses are employed as guidelines indicating the mineral deficiencies or excesses of vines. Machine harvesting of raisins (with cane cutting) and some wine grape varieties with problems are described.

The regional recommendations for table and raisin varieties are based on log years of observations, while those for wine grapes are the results of studies of the interrelation of variety and the heat summation of the different climatic areas.

No one concerned with the cultivation of grapes can afford to be without this book.

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Wherever grapevines are cultivated this book will be welcome because it fills longstanding need for a clear, concise treatment of modern viticulture. 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.

About the Author

The authors have all been members of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis—a world-renowned research center.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

1. History

2. Classification of Grapes

3. Geographical Distribution of Grape Growing

4. Climate and Soils

5. Structure of the Vine

6. The Physiology of the Vine

7. The Grape Flower and Berry Set

8. Development and Composition of Grapes

9. Propagation

10. Establishing the Vineyard

11. Supports for Vines

12. Training Young Vines

13. Pruning

14. Means of Improving Grade Quality

15. Cultivation, Chemical Weed Control, and Erosion Control

16. Irrigation

17. Fertilizer Elements Required by the Vine

18. Grape Diseases and Disorders

19. Grape Pests

20. Harvesting and Packing Table Grapes

21. Harvesting Wine Grapes

22. Precooling, Fumigation, and Storage of Table Grapes

23. Raisins

24. Grape Varieties

Index

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tpmanysaws, April 7, 2013 (view all comments by tpmanysaws)
I have been reading and using General Viticulture since 1973. Back in '73 General Viticulture was my instruction manual for growing grapes in the Healdsburg, CA area. While an excellent overview of growing grapes, and in particular, wine grapes, it is California centric. Growers in Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, etc. will need to make allowances for regional differences. Case in point, in Washington and Idaho wine grapes are grown on their own roots while CA's experience with phylloxera demands the use of phylloxera resistant rootstock, and the authors devote considerable text to the issue.

Over the years I have turned to General Viticulture for ideas on other plant growing/farming question because of its "general" nature. As an example, the chapters devoted to grape diseases gives one quick reference to common plant diseases like fungal infestation and the cultural and chemical strategies to combat them. If you read through the chapters on the structure and physiology of the grape vine, you will end up with a very good basic understanding of plants in general and woody plants in particular.

Even if your only interest in grapes is consuming them in solid or liquid form, General Viticulture has enough historical and grape growing background information to make some of the chapters worth the read. With a little reading and a fair amount of skimming, the oenophile will be prepared to ask insightful viticulture questions when visiting vineyard/winery operations.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780520025912
With:
Lider, Lloyd A.
Author:
Lider, Lloya A.
Author:
Cook, James A.
Author:
Winkler, A. J.
Author:
Cerruti, Laura
Author:
Kliewer, W. M.
Author:
Lider, Lloyd A.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Viticulture
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
543
Publication Date:
19741231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
140 b/w photographs, 15 line illustratio
Pages:
710
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.25 x 1.5 in 41 oz

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