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Wednesday, 23 June 2021 15:30

By the Book: New identification and management guide for grapevine diseases

Written by  Staff Reporters
Ian Harvey and Dion Mundy Ian Harvey and Dion Mundy

Grapevine diseases of New Zealand is the first book dedicated to the identification and management of grapevine diseass in New Zealand.

It has been co-authored by Dion Mundy, a Senior Scientist at Plant & Food Research in Blenheim, and Ian Harvey, a plant pathologist from PLANTwise Services in Lincoln.

The book is extensively illustrated with photographs of both the disease symptoms and the casual organisms, which are mainly fungi, says Dion, who has written numerous articles and papers on grapevine diseases throughout his career.

The book will become the main text for teaching diseases in grapes at Lincoln University, the Eastern Institute of Technology, and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, where Dion is a tutor in the Viticulture and Wine degree programme, based at the Marlborough campus.

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