Raisin Production Manual

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UCANR Publications, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 295 pages
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Over 80 years of UC research plus industry and grower experience and innovation are brought together in this production manual.

Covers all aspects of the California system of raisin production from vineyard planting and development, pest management, cultural practices, harvesting, drying, handling, and economic considerations, to inspection and marketing. Chapters on grapevine physiology, growth and development, fruitfulness, fruit ripening and drying, characteristics, and raisin quality factors reveal the latest in technology and best practices.

This 280 page manual is illustrated with 86 color and black and white photographs, 44 tables, and 72 graphs and line drawings. A detailed appendix outlines resources and organizations in the California raisin industry.

 

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Peter Christensen can be trusted as a great researcher and raisin production expert. For many years, he was the UC Viticulture Specialist based at the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier, California. Because of good work on the Rain Production Manual, it will answer every question you may have about the crop. He was very thorough in his coverage of the production and post harvest aspects of raisin production.
Peter is so loved by the industry that a USDA raisin type grape variety was named after him. It's known as Selma Pete, and is becoming more popular in the California Raisin Industry.
Patrick Cavanaugh, Editor
California Ag Today
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Contents

Background and Resources
3
The Raisin Industry Federal Marketing Program
9
The Grapevine
15
Growth and Development of Grapevines
17
Bud Development and Fruitfulness of Grapevines
24
Grape Berry Growth and Development
30
Raisin Grape Varieties
38
Establishing the Vineyard
49
Pest Management
143
Weed Management
145
Soil Pests
154
Diseases
162
Variegated and Western Grape Leafhoppers
173
Lepidopterous Insects
182
Mites
187
Harvesting and Drying Raisin Grapes
191

Preplant Considerations Climate Soil and Water
51
Vineyard Irrigation Systems
57
Planting a Raisin Vineyard
64
Vine Training
71
Standard Trellising
82
Producing the Crop
87
Economic Considerations in Raisin Grape Production
89
Vine Pruning
97
Mineral Nutrition and Fertilization
102
Interpretation of Soil and Water Analysis
115
Grapevine Water Relations
121
Water Management and Irrigation Scheduling
127
Vineyard Floor Management
134
Growth Regulators
139
Harvesting and Handling
193
The Raisin Drying Process
207
Handling Rainedon and HighMoisture Raisins
217
Tunnel Dehydration
224
Raisin Quality
228
Quality Standards and Inspection
236
Mechanization
243
Raisin Harvest Mechanization A Bit of History
245
Current Developments in Harvest Mechanization and DOV
252
COLOR PLATES
265
CALIFORNIA RAISIN INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICES
281
INDEX
287
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