The Complete Grape Growing System

The Complete Grape Growing System

The Complete Grape Growing System developed by Danie Wium is an excellent guide with comprehensive details to assist the enthusiast grape grower in achieving a successful outcome for years. It's designed for the absolute newbie but also contains information even the most experienced grape grower can use to boost their own grape farm. This book is so well written that even a person with no knowledge at all about growing grapes can easily understand and follow the directions given. The drawings and photographs are excellent and make this a very user friendly book indeed. The written work is very easy to understand and is not complicated by a lot of scientific jargon. Danie is a professional grape grower and has put together a course to help people grow grapes at home. His course also includes a video series that shows professional tips all recorded on his own farm. I recommend anyone considering growing their own grapes to buy this e-book. Continue reading...

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Leafhopper and planthopper vectors of phytoplasmas in grapevine

Grapevine yellows associated with phytoplasmas are among the main problems of viticulture worldwide . Currently, three types of yellows are present in Europe, and are caused by phytoplasmas belonging to two ribosomal groups (a) flavescence dor e (FD) (subgroups -C and -D) and Palatinate grapevine yellows (PGY) (subgroup -A), belonging to the elm yellows group 16SrV, and (b) bois noir (BN) belonging to the stolbur group (16SrXII-A) . The grapevines affected by different phylogenetic groups of phytoplasmas react with identical responses Therefore, the examination of the symptoms on its own does not permit recognition of the different diseases, and it is necessary to turn to molecular diagnostic techniques Different symptom expressions are, instead, conditioned by grapevine genetics in fact, one can see very diverse behaviors and reactions in grape varieties and in rootstocks, the latter often being asymptomatic The most typical symptoms are leaf yellowing (white grape varieties) or...

Inherited symbionts in grapevinefeeding leafhoppers and planthoppers

Very few investigations have been performed to date on the microbiology of the insect vectors of phytoplasmas in grapevine, and several considerations can only be done from studies performed in phylogenetically related insect models . Among the Hemiptera related to S. titanus and H. obsoletus, an insect that received strong attention for microbial symbi-onts is the glassy-winged sharpshooter Homalodisca vitripennis (formerly H. coagulata), the vector of Xylella fastidiosa, the causative agent of Pierce's disease of grapevine . H. vitripennis, a Cicadellidae of the same family of S. titanus, has been shown to host two major symbionts, the y-Proteobacterium Candidatus Baumannia cicadellinicola (Moran et al ., 2003) and the Bacteroidetes Candidatus Sulcia muelleri (Moran et al ., 2005) . These two symbionts were defined as two coprimary symbionts due to their long-term coinheritance during the diversification of the host (Takiya et al , 2006) Based on cocladogenesis and genome size...

Richardson And Pawnee Counties

The two counties above named are in some respects the finest in the State. Forming as they do the southeastern boundary of the State they are located geographically in that portion in which the extreme cold does not have so powerful an influence. All the fruits and cereals peculiar to northern temperate zones can be raised here in perfection. Peaches, pears, apples and grapes do well while north of the Platte it is doubtful even yet whether the cultivation of fruits is an entire success. In the northern parts of the State several kiuds of fruits must fail on account of the severity of the climate during the winter months.

Frankliniella occidentalis

Western flower thrips and people The western flower thrip is one of the most important pests in the world. Their feeding activities cause serious damage to flower crops, tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers, as well as stone fruits and table grapes. They also infect many plants with disease as they feed.

Major Groups And Host Affiliations

Aphids, as the superfamily Aphidoidea, belong to the Sternorrhyncha within the Hemiptera, a group they share with Aleyrodoidea (whiteflies), Psylloidea (jumping plant lice), and Coccoidea (scale insects and mealybugs). Aphidoidea has three families Adelgidae (adelgids), Phylloxoridae (phyllox-orids), and Aphididae (aphids), although some workers place the Adelgidae and Phylloxoridae in a separate superfamily, Phylloxoroidea. Adelgids and phylloxorids are primitive aphids and older groups, each with about 50 species. They differ from Aphididae by having an ovipositor and by reproducing by means of ovipary. Adelgids are restricted to conifers (Pinaceae), and some form characteristic galls (e.g., Adelges piceae, balsam woolly adelgid). Phylloxorids, which may also form galls, occur on plants of the Salicaceae (willow family), Fagaceae (oak family), Juglandaceae (walnut family), and Rosaceae (rose family). An exceptional species, Daktulosphaira vitifolae, grape phylloxera, feeds on grapes...

Privatizing the SIT a Conflict Between Business and Technology

ABSTRACT A programme to suppress the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) using the sterile insect technique (SIT) has been in operation in South Africa since 1999. After a difficult start, the Hex River Valley SIT Pilot Project covering 10 000 hectares of table grapes has been regarded as a success. Two other fruit production areas have since joined the area-wide integrated pest management programme (AW-IPM) that includes an SIT component. There is wide acceptance in the fruit industry that integrating the SIT for the development of fruit fly-free areas or fruit fly-low prevalence areas under a systems approach, are essential to remain competitive on the international fruit export market. Due to insufficient government funding to fully sustain this AW-IPM programme, and in the absence of capital investment for the production of sterile insects, economic realities ultimately compelled the AW-IPM programme to privatize its sterile fruit fly production and distribution...

Funding the Programme

Growers also purchase and apply their own fruit fly bait. They are supplied with trap catch data for the whole production area and are advised on baiting and orchard vineyard sanitation interventions on their particular farms. SIT Africa (Pty) Ltd contracts technical expertise in the SIT from the ARC, and an ongoing promotional campaign is aimed at bringing more areas into the programme.

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A number of gallmaking insect species exhibit heterogeny, alternating generations that include both sexes with generations including only females. Alternate generations frequently make very different galls on different parts of a plant, as does the homopteran grape phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, of which one generation induces galls on the leaves and stems while another generation induces galls on the roots of grapes. (Fig. 1). Some alternating generations of gallmaking insects form galls on different host plants, as is found in the cynipid gall wasp, Andricus quercuscalicis, with the unisexual generation forming galls on acorns of Quercus robur (English oak) and the bisexual generation forming galls on staminate flowers of Q cerris (Turkey oak).

Fruit Production in Brazil

In the last 20-30 years, the federal and some state governments have developed many irrigation programmes in the semi-arid northeastern part of Brazil focusing on the production of tropical, subtropical, and temperate fruit crops. As a result of such actions, the north-eastern region is the largest producer in the country of mangos, table grapes, melons, bananas, Antilles cherry, and guavas. The cultivated area is continuously increasing and at the end of 2004 there were, for example, 68 455 hectares of mangos in the whole of Brazil, of which about 20 000 hectares are in the Sao Francisco Valley (Brazilian Fruits Yearbook 2005). Most of the citrus production (800 000 hectares, as well all 35 000 hectares of apples) is concentrated in the southern states of Brazil.

Scaphoideus titanus and flavescence dore

The first disease observed and reported internationally was FD, a kind of yellows still today mostly feared for its rapidity to spread and for the economic damage it can cause This disease appeared in the middle of the 1950s with showy leaf yellowings and vegetative impairment in vineyards of southwestern France . Even if over the years this disease spread to other countries of western and eastern Europe, the grapevine-growing areas of South France and North Italy remained the most affected ones, with serious production losses . The leafhopper vector of FD, S. titanus, originating from North America, is monopha-gous on grapevine, and was found in the Palaearctic area for the first time in the 1960s, in southern France Presently this leafhopper is spread, with a nonuniform distribution, from Portugal to Hungary. Besides the natural colonization of new territories, there is the real possibility that, by trading nursery material (rootstocks, cuttings), humans increase the diffusion of S....

Tools for Area Wide Management of Fruit Flies

The protection of the Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone from incursions of all pest fruit flies can be used as a model for AW-IPM on a large area basis. The Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone, covering an area of about 185 000 square kilometres (Bull 2004) is a region recognized by all Australian states, the Federal Government of Australia and some overseas trading partners as being free from species of tephritid fruit flies of quarantine significance. This region comprises about 70 of Australia's fresh citrus production as well as table grapes, pome fruit, stone fruit, tomatoes and other fruit and vegetables. Due to its being free from fruit flies, it enjoys favourable market access to other Australian states and other desirable

Urticating Caterpillars

Six species ofurticating slug caterpillars occur in North America. The most commonly encountered is the saddleback caterpillar (Sibine stimulea). It is easily recognized by a dorsal, brown oval spot with a white border, in turn surrounded by a green area suggesting a saddle and saddle blanket (Fig. 18.8). Urticating hairs are borne on two pairs of large, dark brown, fleshy protuberances (Fig, 18.4J), one pair at each end, and on smaller prominences along the sides. In addition, two pairs of rounded lobes bearing specialized, deciduous setae called calytropes that cause irritation to the skin are located at the caudal end. The stinging reaction consists of a burning sensation and an erythematous lesion which is usually much less severe than that of the puss caterpillar. The saddleback caterpillar is found on oaks, elms, dogwoods, linden, corn, ixora, asters, blueberries, grapes, and a number of fruit trees such as apple, citrus, pear, plum, and banana.

Hyalesthes obsoletus and bois noir

Bois noir phytoplasmosis was indicated since the beginning, for some infectivity features (nonepidemic), as a grapevine disease close but not identical to FD, because it is not transmissible by means of the leafhopper S. titanus Current knowledge confirms that BN is caused by a phytoplasma nonspecific for grapevine, transmitted by not strictly ampelo-phagous vector(s) Such an epidemiological situation, distinctly different from FD, reflects on the life cycle of the etiological agent of BN, involving different host plants, besides grapevine, and presumably different vectors, besides H. obsoletus, which is presently the only ascertained vector BN is a long-known typical grapevine yellows in France and is widespread in different grapevine-growing areas of central and Mediterranean Europe, where it was called different names (Vergilbungskrankheit VK in Germany, and Legno Nero LN in Italy), and in the Middle East (Lessio et al , 2007) In the last few years this disease has constantly...

Durable Crop Resistance to Insects

In the same way that genetic manipulation is not a panacea for insect pest control, there are of course situations in which breeding for horizontal host plant resistance would be totally inappropriate. For instance, crops with a high commercial value that have special qualities, e.g. wine grapes, date palm and pineapple, the essential characteristics of which could be lost during the breeding process. Also in

The Rountdheaded Katydids

Parently a natural and contented lite, feeding on grape leaves and on ripe grapes, obtaining the pulp of the latter by gnawing holes through the skin. He was always sedate, always composed, his motions always slow and deliberate. In walking he carefully lifted each foot and brought the leg forward with a steady movement to the new position.

Secondary plant substances

Because of their ecological role, secondary plant substances can be classified as 'allelochemics', a term coined by Whittaker. An allelochemic is defined as a 'non-nutritional chemical produced by an individual of one species that affects the growth, health, behaviour, or population biology of another species'.290 Contrary to what the adjective suggests, secondary plant substances play a primary ecological role in plants. In contrast to the relative monotony of their primary metabolic profiles, plants produce an astonishing array of secondary metabolites (Fig. 4.1). Even one single plant species may produce an extensive pharmacopeia of recondite chemicals. Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), for instance, contains more than 100 different monoterpenoid indole alkaloids,38 and the berries of grapevine (Vitis vinifera) accumulate more than 200 different aglycones conjugated to glucose.237 Because of the large number of secondary compounds in a plant species, and the many enzymatic steps...

Central Processing Of Chemosensory Input

FIGURE 5 In insects, both olfactory and gustatory cells send axons (afferents) directly to the central nervous system. The first synapse (information relay point) is in a particular part of the central nervous system for each sensory modality. (a) Olfactory afferents go to the antennal lobe, where the input is organized in a manner resembling a bunch of grapes glomerular organization. From Anton, S., and Homberg, U. (1999). In Insect Olfaction (B. S. Hansson, ed.), Fig. 6a, p. 110. Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin. (b) Gustatory afferents from mouthpart sensilla go to the subesophageal ganglion, where they project into a discrete space that is not organized into glomeruli. For both (a) and (b), subsequent processing is done by first-level and higher interneurons. From Edgecomb, R. S., and Murdock, L. L. (1992). Central projections of axons from the taste hairs on the labellum and tarsi of the blowfly, Phormia regina Melgeri. J. Comp. Neurol. 315, 431-444. Reprinted by...

Economic Impact Of Galls

The only successful treatment has been to graft grapes onto certain resistant root strains. The economic impact of the oriental chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus, results from the loss of nut crop as galls form on the buds and flowers of chestnut trees (Castanea spp.), although the trees remain healthy.


The CPVs can take longer to kill and can be relatively unstable (Deacon, 1983). The number of commercially successful products is limited (there are 24 Copping, 1999) in comparison with the number of bac-uloviruses studied (Smits, 1997) however, there are a number that proved economically viable, e.g. Heliothis zea, NPV for cotton, vegetables and tomato, Spodoptera exigua NPV in vegetables, cotton and grapes (Georgis, 1997).

Scarab Beetles

Flower Beetles and Others, Subfamily Cetoniinae (see also Pl. 7). These have tarsal claws simple and equal in size, front coxae conical, and the body flattened dorsally the lateral margins of the elytra (FW) are often narrowed behind the front corners, and there are no horns. Our species are small to moderate-sized, but some African species (Goliath beetles) reach a length of 4 or 5 in. Adults of most species are pollen feeders, found on flowers some feed on the juices of decaying wood and are found under bark. Larvae occur in the soil and often damage roots. Adults of the Green June Beetle, Cotinis nitida (Linn.), a dark green beetle about 1 in., feed on grapes, ripening fruit, foliage, and young corn larvae, which have the habit of crawling on


Among plants, Dutch elm disease was dispersed to and through North America with the European elm bark beetle. Beechbark disease spread throughout northeastern North America after the causal fungus was introduced from Europe around 1890 with its vector, the beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisuga). The wine industry in California is threatened by the recent introduction of the glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca coagulata) from the southeastern United States. The sharpshooter spreads an incurable bacterial disease of grape vines, a malady long present but rarely a problem until this vector arrived.


Pest status ofVespa is based on the aggressive behavior and painful sting of some species, and to the damage foraging workers do to ripening fruit and stripping bark off twigs and branches of ornamental plants. V. orientalis in the Middle Eastis aseriouspesttofruitcrops and commercial honey bee colonies. W.basalis, V. mongolica, V. mandarinia, and W.velutina are aggressive species, and it is dangerous to be close to their nests, whether they are disturbed or not. In urban areas, the presence of V. ajjinis, V. analis, and V. tropica nests causes public concern, and there are cases of death from stings. Species of Vespa are also reported to cause damage to ripe fruits ofpapaya, guava, peach, fig, grapes, apricots, and apples. Crops such as tea may remain unpicked because of nests in the branches of the plant. V. crabro vigorously attacks several species of shrubs and trees to obtain plant sap. The plants commonly attacked include lilac, ash, birch, dogwood, rhododendron, and boxwood. In...

Phytoplasma vectors

Sieve Plates Crops

Phytoplasmas belong to the class Mollicutes and are phytopathogenic agents that are non-culturable in vitro They are obliged parasites, localized in the phloem tubes and the companion cells Thanks to their small size and the lack of a cell wall they can move from one cell to the other through the pores of the sieve plates They are associated with over 1,000 diseases of wild and cultivated plants all over the World (Lee et al ., 2000) . The diseases caused by phytoplasmas, creating serious damage and often killing the plant, are so devastating that in some cases they cancel the yield of the plants in those regions where they are endemic or into which they are introduced Among the most important diseases caused by phytoplasmas, we especially remember the palm lethal yellows, the Australian grapevine yellows, the alfalfa virescence and witches' broom, and the aster yellows in different vegetable crops Besides grapevine yellows (FD and BN), the phytoplasma-caused diseases with major...

Insect migrations

The vine louse or the vine Phylloxera is a tiny insect, similar to an aphid. It infests roots of grape vines, producing small swellings in the roots or root galls. It was originally in North America. In 1918, it suddenly appeared in France. In the new country, it soon became a serious pest of grape vines, making the vines dry up, and threatened end of the wine industry, though in N. America it was not doing appreciable damage to grape cultivation. While the French wine industry was trying to survive by importing grapes, the pest spread through the rest of Europe. It was realized that the American variety of grape plants was resistant to the vine louse. The French growers succeeded in saving their grape cultivation by importing grape plants from America, and by using them as stocks, on which they grafted their own variety of grapes (Akimushkin, 1973).

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