The first edition of the Compendium of Grape Diseases was published in 1988. It was a groundbreaking book at the time and has remained a major reference for grape growers and advisers ever since. However, the volume and breadth of grape disease research conducted in the quarter century following its publication, and the degree to which the results of these efforts have been utilized to improve vineyard disease management programs, is remarkable.
Due to the significant international value of grapes, the wide range of diseases that afflict the crop, and the critical role that disease management plays in its production, this new edition is published in an expanded format that allows additional pages of text and figures beyond those accommodated in the original;
included are 375 photographs and drawings, including 280 that are new to this edition. The book is intended to be a general reference that is accessible to individuals with limited formal training in plant pathology and its associated disciplines, while also providing sufficient technical detail to be of value to subject matter specialists. Nevertheless, it remains oriented toward a primary readership of informed grape growers, their advisers in the public and private sectors of the economy, and individuals in various support industries who wish to diagnose grape diseases and disorders and are seeking science-based, practical information regarding their cause and control. Two relatively extensive sections that were not included in the first edition, Grapevine Fungicides and Spray Technology for Grapevines, attest to this particular focus on grape producers and disease management practitioners.
Edited by: Wayne F. Wilcox,W. Douglas Gubler and Jerry K. Uyemoto