September 2018
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  • Published
    12th September 2018
  • ISBN 9781786391360
  • Language English
  • Pages 416 pp.
  • Size 6.125" x 9.5"
  • Images color figures
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Fully updated with new content and full-color figures throughout, the second edition of this successful book reflects the impact of climate change and seasonal management, the expansion of production into new areas, and changing methods of grape production (including organic options). It includes information on wine grapes in addition to grapes for fresh consumption and raisin production.

Covering a broad range of topics from grapevine growth and fruit development to vineyard establishment, mechanization and postharvest processing, this book provides historical and current information about the grape industry and sets out the theory and science behind production practices. It is an invaluable resource for grape producers, horticulture and plant science students, as well as enthusiasts of the vine and its products.

"Creasy and Creasy is the 'go to' reference on my bookshelf when I am searching for thoughts on current production systems. I trust readers will find as much benefit and enjoyment with the updated volume as I found with the first."

Dr Richard Smart, "the flying vine doctor", Cornwall

1. History, Uses and Production
2. Cultivars, Anatomy and Improvement
3. Grapevine Growth and Fruit Development
4. Climatic Requirements
5. Vineyard Establishments
6. Seasonal Management
7. Nutrition
8. Mechanization
9. Grapevine Pests, Diseases and Disorders
10. Harvest and Postharvest Processing

Glenn L. Creasy

Glenn L. Creasy teaches at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Leroy L. Creasy

Leroy L. Creasy is with Thornbush Farms.