For almost 40 years, Australian researchers have been part of an international group of scientists who have studied graft-transmitted disorders of the grapevine. The Australian wine and grape industries are undergoing significant expansion as is the case in some other countries. Preventing the spread of pathogens, by producing clean propagation material, and minimising the disease load on new vines, is essential for the continuing success of the industry.
This book covers the characteristics of each class of graft-transmitted pathogen, their effect on vines, how they spread and strategies for their control. Eleven of the most important diseases are illustrated and described comprehensively, including information about occurrence, symptoms, detection, transmission and effect on yield and quality. Finally there is a discussion of quarantine issues and disease management.
This book will be an invaluable teaching tool and is intended for vineyard managers, grape growers, consultants, extension offers and students. While it provides a basic understanding of the nature of pathogens, it will aid in field assessment and identification of the often confusing disease symptoms.
"Graft-transmitted Diseases of Grapevines" will be an excellent addition to the libraries of grape researchers, grape virus specialists, and grapegrowers. This book is written to accommodate the needs of all viticulturists, and although the focus is principally on diseases and viral agents of importance to Australia, the information and pictures of disease symptoms will be valuable to viticulturists throughout the world." M. Andrew Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis USA (Aust. J. Grape & Wine Res. 6, 68, 2000)
“This book is intended for vineyard manager, grape growers, consultants, and extension officers. It will be a valuable resource for students of viticulture.
The subject is presented synthetically but with great clarity and efficiency with the aid of numerous colour illustrations, tables and diagrams which accompany the text.”
PL Pisani (Advances in Horticultural Science no.2 2000)