Table of ContentsForeword Preface1 What Makes a Healthy Soil? 2 Soil Selection and Site Preparation 3 The Nutrition of Grapevines 4 Where the Vine Roots Live 5 The Living Soil 6 Putting It All Together AppendicesReferencesIndex
Robert White has had an outstanding international career in soil, water and nutrient management for more than 40 years. After working for many years in broad-acre agriculture, he turned his attention to the fascinating interaction between soil and the flavor and aromas of wines world-wide, a topic that happily marries sensory pleasure with science.
"This edition is marked by the same high quality as the original edition, but the author adds material and makes organizational modifications that serve the reader well. ... This is a solid addition to viticulture literature. Recommended." --Choice "Robert White explains vineyard soil science in detail from many angles... Each topic is developed in depth in this searching and thorough treatise, which provides an excellent reference text for professionals and amateurs alike." --The Biologist