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Published: 04 February 2015

280 Pages | 121 and color insert

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199342068

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Understanding Vineyard Soils

Second Edition

Robert E. White

  • Explains to a wide audience how soils form and why they are so variable.
  • Describes essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms.
  • Proposes remedies to alleviate adverse conditions such as soil acidity, compaction, poor drainage and salinity.

New to this Edition:

  • Latest updates and developments in vineyard and soil-management practices.
  • Discusses the pros and cons of wines produced from organic, biodynamic and conventional viticulture.
  • Identifies a suite of soil properties for assessing soil health in the vineyard.

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