Viticulture Library

What is the Library?

Welcome to the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s Viticulture Library. The Library is meant to be a user-friendly resource for accessing practical and scientific articles about vineyard management. The Library includes a searchable database of hundreds of articles organized into a number of categories. Click HERE for a list of categories. The Library houses a wide range of articles from cutting-edge research to early publications dating back to the 1960’s. The Library is a living resource, meaning that new articles are added frequently.

How does one use the Library?

Using the Library is simple. The search engine recalls articles by title, author, year of publication, and topic. Simply type a key term into the search field, and click “Search.” For example, to learn more about soil nutrition, search for “nitrogen” or “compost”. To learn how to control a specific pest, search for “bunch rot” or “botrytis.” Searching for “Paul” or “Verdegaal” retrieves all articles on record authored by our UCCE county farm adviser. Once you find an interesting article, you can read it online or download it as a PDF (drag your cursor to the bottom right of your screen and a download prompt will pop-up).

The Lodi Winegrape Commission thanks those who have contributed documents to the Library:

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture
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Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB2254
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1259
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB787
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB922
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB916
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB821
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB819
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB2207
Botrytis Rot68 KiB1030
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB3838
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB1060
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB2881
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB1043
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1911
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB1067
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB961
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB2254
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB943
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1569
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB1011
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB940
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB1013
Diseases0.2 MiB1104
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB821
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB933
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB892
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1934
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB1025
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB933
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB1002
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB960
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB916
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB2946
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1934
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB881
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1801
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB741
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB928
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB1194
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB688
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB916
Black measles in California0.5 MiB1172
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB760
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB1091
Nematodes0.3 MiB1174
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB926
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1644
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1222
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB2359
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB946
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB2432
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB848
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB1272
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB923
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB865
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB855
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB1138
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB1021
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB950
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1303
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB779
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB1094
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB749
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1443
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB894
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB904
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB874
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB1135
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB951
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB1238
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB907
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB991
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB934
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB1053
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB772
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB1269
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1300
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB994
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1938
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB922
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB1238
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB1207
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB2207
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1478
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1853
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB823
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2629
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB1029
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1311
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB897
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB807
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB901
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB1379
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB1004
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB951
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB766
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB797
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB3346
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB1064
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB866
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB952
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB887
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB787
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1588
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB896
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB933
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB833
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB5344
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB1095
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB869
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB911
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB813
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB1107
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1713
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB872
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB889
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB787
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1428
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1221
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1934
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB629
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB8935
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1354
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB806
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB1212
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB2634
Vineyard propagation87 KiB929
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB1095
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB2254
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB916
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB944
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB998
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB884
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB3094
Training grapevines0.4 MiB1139
Training grapevines0.4 MiB1249
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB821
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB819
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1561
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1247
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB860
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB924
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB1029
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB1432
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB2030
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB1324
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB827
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB1164
Influence of rootstock and vine spacing on root distribution, vine growth, crop yield, and fruit composition, canopy microclimate and wine quality of Cabernet Sauvignon1.2 MiB1188
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB1262
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB1294
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1545
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB988
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3483
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB862
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB791
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB947
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB854
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB839
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB848
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB931
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB3846
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB820
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB2230
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB678
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB1247
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1259
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB6077
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1934
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB919
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB866
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB2571
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB3211
MKP0.6 MiB838
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB3764
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB784
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB837
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB808
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB687
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB874
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1702
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB1265
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB1104
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2790
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1386
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1245
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB826
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB965
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB926
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB1205
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1517
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1516
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB877
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1426
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB1154
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1669
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB901
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB7039
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB893
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1558
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB2251
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1688
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB821
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB726
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB736
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB893
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB836
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB841
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB839
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB943
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1259
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB2018
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB922
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB872
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB862
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB770
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB805
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1897
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB965
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB925
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB1407
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB826
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB2052
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1428
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB3047
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB1018
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB2671
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1221
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB1086
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB2863
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB1558
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB629
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2659
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB8935
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB966