New! Grape Pest Management Manual
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A Must Have Reference for Vineyard Growers, Managers and PCAs!
The new edition of this popular resource, first published in 1981, consolidates knowledge of the biology and management of pests that affect California wine, raisin, and table grape vineyards, in one comprehensive, highly readable source.
At nearly 650 pages, the third edition of Grape Pest Management was written to help growers and pest control advisors apply the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
The manual brings together in one convenient reference the latest scientific studies and targeted research of more than 70 scientists, seasoned UC Cooperative Extension advisors and specialists, growers, and pest control advisors. There are more pests, for sure, including many invasive new species, like the vine mealybug, glassy-winged sharpshooter, Virginia creeper leaf-hopper, light brown apple moth, and European grapevine moth.
Currently, the top five issues in grape pest management are:
- grapevine powdery mildew
- the European grapevine moth
- grapevine trunk diseases
- and the glassy-winged sharpshooter.
The manual includes results of updated sampling and monitoring techniques, pesticide resistance issues, and management practices. It reflects the University of California’s advanced understanding of the bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease, and the organisms that cause Canker diseases and esca (black measles).