Viticulture Library

What is the Library?

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).

NameSizeHits
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB584
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB606
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB414
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB451
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB521
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB465
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB454
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB1129
Botrytis Rot68.4 KiB552
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes289.2 KiB1970
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley112.8 KiB588
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control502.7 KiB1397
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials526.5 KiB648
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB787
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations91.6 KiB536
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County146.7 KiB465
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB584
Leaf removal in winegrape production329.3 KiB555
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1003.9 KiB1091
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley406.0 KiB562
Crown Gall persists in California244.5 KiB480
Another fungus needs control413.4 KiB551
Diseases210.0 KiB638
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB465
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases716.3 KiB497
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines697.9 KiB484
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB574
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts248.9 KiB617
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB506
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes358.6 KiB555
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB599
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon571.1 KiB469
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots515.3 KiB776
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB574
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB448
Herbicide classification and mode of action442.8 KiB1408
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides222.4 KiB357
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management866.8 KiB462
Leafroll disease of grapevines503.6 KiB512
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program101.4 KiB383
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB521
Black measles in California494.1 KiB601
Researchers find link between sun and wine component116.2 KiB417
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB518
Nematodes336.4 KiB757
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200049.9 KiB478
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB845
LWC Grower Newsletter April 2010109.3 KiB779
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1410
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200151.7 KiB502
LWC Grower Newsletter August 2006250.0 KiB1177
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091008.9 KiB454
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB756
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297.1 KiB509
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 2011625.4 KiB463
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2002132.3 KiB460
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2003139.8 KiB651
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB586
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2004112.9 KiB488
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2005337.9 KiB657
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2009308.5 KiB397
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2007629.5 KiB568
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2010169.5 KiB401
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2003153.2 KiB845
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2005211.4 KiB467
LWC Grower Newsletter March 2005185.4 KiB542
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB426
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2002157.9 KiB752
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2009131.8 KiB493
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB648
LWC Grower Newsletter November 2010220.9 KiB507
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2003133.2 KiB600
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2004203.2 KiB519
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2008653.5 KiB560
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2009273.1 KiB387
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB507
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 2011444.0 KiB787
Composition of grapes280.8 KiB537
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB703
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473.1 KiB497
Glossary: Viticulture318.1 KiB764
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?812.1 KiB658
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB1129
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB820
Learning pathways in viticulture management203.2 KiB922
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance443.5 KiB438
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines197.3 KiB2183
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB467
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers371.3 KiB747
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation333.0 KiB425
Warning on the use of chemicals71.8 KiB385
Weed Science Test260.7 KiB513
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California774.6 KiB566
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 1999122.6 KiB561
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions837.7 KiB472
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-1997103.7 KiB387
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)179.7 KiB350
Calibrating Vine Sprayers420.7 KiB2601
Calibration of herbicide sprayers321.5 KiB640
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB366
IPM Program Update293.2 KiB574
IPM Program Update-1993643.1 KiB460
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB414
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB866
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria241.9 KiB453
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB506
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 276.5 KiB406
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4085
Vegetation management in grapes441.2 KiB656
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 1991666.2 KiB477
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB420
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again147.5 KiB460
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor846.4 KiB534
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast399.8 KiB605
Pierce's Disease Q & A418.9 KiB384
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew245.2 KiB484
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB414
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB833
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB865
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB574
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB222
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB4876
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine765.8 KiB794
T-bud grafting of grapevines175.3 KiB398
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB644
Vineyard propagation659.0 KiB1105
Vineyard propagation86.5 KiB462
Cordon length can influence fruit composition365.2 KiB568
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB584
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1993574.2 KiB537
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1995739.4 KiB548
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 1996450.2 KiB554
Pruning and mechanization 200637.4 KiB528
Pruning and training grapevines957.1 KiB1745
Training grapevines414.6 KiB523
Training grapevines409.9 KiB603
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB465
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB454
Borner Rootstock Patent330.1 KiB635
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration388.4 KiB843
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera214.7 KiB436
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion724.8 KiB525
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay491.3 KiB500
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution620.3 KiB583
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache823.3 KiB1071
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB457
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast417.1 KiB421
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO4433.1 KiB530
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 MiB551
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance919.9 KiB659
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses547.8 KiB705
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index313.5 KiB739
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground282.8 KiB503
Roots and root function666.1 KiB1484
Rootstock selection183.5 KiB438
Rootstocks on trial104.9 KiB395
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics109.4 KiB437
Structure and physiology of the grapevine426.4 KiB452
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 1994759.3 KiB400
Viticulture research field seminar382.9 KiB469
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB497
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB1288
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms221.4 KiB450
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1169
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards66.8 KiB338
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids998.6 KiB827
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB606
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 2006423.6 KiB3830
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB574
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars418.3 KiB527
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes413.9 KiB440
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California878.5 KiB1355
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB836
MKP620.2 KiB416
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1874
Nature of the beast428.6 KiB395
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs554.5 KiB448
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 1994365.9 KiB425
Phosphate expectations118.8 KiB363
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards252.2 KiB462
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB769
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB679
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil295.9 KiB710
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture550.4 KiB2352
Vineyard Fertilization332.2 KiB952
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils827.6 KiB777
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi655.7 KiB389
Variety Observation Trial 2005593.3 KiB552
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 2010176.6 KiB512
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards397.6 KiB743
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB898
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB976
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls406.6 KiB484
Vertebrate pest management in orchards670.2 KiB878
Vertebrate pests in vineyards959.3 KiB699
Two golden rules of vitivculture398.9 KiB1026
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County170.8 KiB525
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB3850
Planting a vineyard with cuttings630.4 KiB489
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 2012849.4 KiB954
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California442.9 KiB1307
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization222.9 KiB1123
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB465
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality751.1 KiB428
Latent viruses in vines sting growers243.6 KiB392
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses682.1 KiB475
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses227.9 KiB440
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report533.6 KiB510
The Davis grapevine virus collection627.6 KiB478
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses551.6 KiB381
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB606
Promoting fruit quality and vine health726.0 KiB879
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB451
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1010.1 KiB495
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 2000438.0 KiB382
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB382
Frost recovery in vineyards234.1 KiB428
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB836
Preventing frost damage in vineyards707.6 KiB492
Spring frost damage113.8 KiB482
Mechanical weeding in the vine row546.0 KiB623
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB403
"Extended" winegrape ripening 2006152.7 KiB942
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB833
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes184.7 KiB1493
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes450.0 KiB624
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines575.8 KiB1280
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB865
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB572
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores362.4 KiB1382
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB547
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB222
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality602.8 KiB1583
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB4876
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80.3 KiB525

 

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture
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