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 MiB2001
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1172
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB714
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB874
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB871
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB778
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB762
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB2035
Botrytis Rot68 KiB975
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB3647
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB1008
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB2724
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB992
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1765
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB1017
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB893
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB2001
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB889
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1517
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB942
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB878
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB963
Diseases0.2 MiB1035
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB778
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB879
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB834
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1813
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB972
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB874
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB950
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB900
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB857
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB2705
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1813
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB827
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1733
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB687
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB880
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB1128
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB641
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB871
Black measles in California0.5 MiB1098
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB705
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB976
Nematodes0.3 MiB1122
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB855
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1585
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1179
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB2253
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB887
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB2349
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB791
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB1176
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB864
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB814
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB806
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB1079
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB959
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB896
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1234
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB733
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB1011
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB701
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1386
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB831
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB857
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB821
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB1094
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB895
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB1172
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB859
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB947
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB894
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB1002
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB723
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB1166
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1258
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB946
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1836
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB885
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB1181
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB1148
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB2035
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1406
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1759
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB784
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2566
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB942
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1254
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB843
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB761
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB848
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB1305
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB958
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB891
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB723
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB756
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB3238
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB1018
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB815
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB900
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB845
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB714
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1525
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB855
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB874
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB783
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB5272
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB1047
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB832
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB868
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB768
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB1052
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1603
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB788
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB830
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB714
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1366
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1177
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1813
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB581
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB8724
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1262
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB762
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB1143
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB2527
Vineyard propagation87 KiB883
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB1049
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB2001
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB873
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB902
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB941
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB833
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB3032
Training grapevines0.4 MiB1075
Training grapevines0.4 MiB1199
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB778
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB762
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1493
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1193
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB819
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB874
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB965
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB1355
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1939
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB1224
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB782
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB1097
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 MiB1129
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB1185
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB1238
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1467
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB935
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3396
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB820
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB747
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB893
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB810
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB797
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB807
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB875
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB3688
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB777
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB2141
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB636
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB1187
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1172
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5948
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1813
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB874
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB818
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB2464
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB3057
MKP0.6 MiB792
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB3637
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB739
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB786
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB761
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB645
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB830
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1587
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB1217
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB1059
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2743
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1344
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1198
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB772
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB920
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB876
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB1139
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1455
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1451
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB835
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1357
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB1101
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1594
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB861
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB6837
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB825
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1501
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB2168
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1594
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB778
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB685
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB677
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB858
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB791
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB799
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB792
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB872
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1172
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1878
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB874
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB821
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB765
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB709
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB756
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1756
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB917
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB871
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB1324
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB771
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1942
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1366
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2930
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB975
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB2528
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1177
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB1025
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB2685
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB1474
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB581
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2523
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB8724
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB920