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 KiB326
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB299
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB254
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB240
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB278
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB260
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB302
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB576
Botrytis Rot68.4 KiB296
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes289.2 KiB898
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley112.8 KiB269
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control502.7 KiB1088
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials526.5 KiB425
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB453
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations91.6 KiB344
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County146.7 KiB267
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB326
Leaf removal in winegrape production329.3 KiB316
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1003.9 KiB863
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley406.0 KiB350
Crown Gall persists in California244.5 KiB352
Another fungus needs control413.4 KiB310
Diseases210.0 KiB381
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB260
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases716.3 KiB284
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines697.9 KiB279
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB337
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts248.9 KiB363
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB312
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes358.6 KiB383
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB452
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon571.1 KiB309
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots515.3 KiB311
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB337
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB268
Herbicide classification and mode of action442.8 KiB780
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides222.4 KiB232
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management866.8 KiB259
Leafroll disease of grapevines503.6 KiB264
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program101.4 KiB270
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB278
Black measles in California494.1 KiB453
Researchers find link between sun and wine component116.2 KiB268
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB345
Nematodes336.4 KiB487
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200049.9 KiB302
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB338
LWC Grower Newsletter April 2010109.3 KiB297
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB956
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200151.7 KiB358
LWC Grower Newsletter August 2006250.0 KiB582
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091008.9 KiB292
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB423
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297.1 KiB376
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 2011625.4 KiB310
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2002132.3 KiB290
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2003139.8 KiB331
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB267
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2004112.9 KiB321
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2005337.9 KiB292
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2009308.5 KiB257
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2007629.5 KiB386
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2010169.5 KiB300
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2003153.2 KiB286
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2005211.4 KiB335
LWC Grower Newsletter March 2005185.4 KiB341
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB280
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2002157.9 KiB290
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2009131.8 KiB291
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB296
LWC Grower Newsletter November 2010220.9 KiB286
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2003133.2 KiB281
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2004203.2 KiB333
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2008653.5 KiB267
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2009273.1 KiB281
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB249
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 2011444.0 KiB272
Composition of grapes280.8 KiB306
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB488
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473.1 KiB275
Glossary: Viticulture318.1 KiB536
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?812.1 KiB366
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB576
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB607
Learning pathways in viticulture management203.2 KiB472
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance443.5 KiB235
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines197.3 KiB1272
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB276
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers371.3 KiB374
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation333.0 KiB238
Warning on the use of chemicals71.8 KiB220
Weed Science Test260.7 KiB288
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California774.6 KiB333
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 1999122.6 KiB335
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions837.7 KiB319
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-1997103.7 KiB236
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)179.7 KiB219
Calibrating Vine Sprayers420.7 KiB799
Calibration of herbicide sprayers321.5 KiB394
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB225
IPM Program Update293.2 KiB325
IPM Program Update-1993643.1 KiB259
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB254
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB492
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria241.9 KiB297
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB312
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 276.5 KiB260
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB2401
Vegetation management in grapes441.2 KiB427
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 1991666.2 KiB320
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB251
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again147.5 KiB299
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor846.4 KiB331
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast399.8 KiB335
Pierce's Disease Q & A418.9 KiB270
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew245.2 KiB293
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB254
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB388
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB377
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB337
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB74
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB2490
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine765.8 KiB441
T-bud grafting of grapevines175.3 KiB277
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB386
Vineyard propagation659.0 KiB342
Vineyard propagation86.5 KiB305
Cordon length can influence fruit composition365.2 KiB334
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB326
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1993574.2 KiB350
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1995739.4 KiB327
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 1996450.2 KiB284
Pruning and mechanization 200637.4 KiB298
Pruning and training grapevines957.1 KiB953
Training grapevines414.6 KiB308
Training grapevines409.9 KiB362
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB260
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB302
Borner Rootstock Patent330.1 KiB338
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration388.4 KiB524
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera214.7 KiB250
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion724.8 KiB315
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay491.3 KiB286
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution620.3 KiB376
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache823.3 KiB690
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB295
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast417.1 KiB238
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO4433.1 KiB379
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 MiB356
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance919.9 KiB481
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses547.8 KiB378
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index313.5 KiB423
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground282.8 KiB276
Roots and root function666.1 KiB585
Rootstock selection183.5 KiB296
Rootstocks on trial104.9 KiB266
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics109.4 KiB297
Structure and physiology of the grapevine426.4 KiB235
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 1994759.3 KiB269
Viticulture research field seminar382.9 KiB276
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB329
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB625
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms221.4 KiB311
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB821
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards66.8 KiB239
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids998.6 KiB687
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB299
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 2006423.6 KiB3400
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB337
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars418.3 KiB330
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes413.9 KiB298
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California878.5 KiB927
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB497
MKP620.2 KiB258
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1294
Nature of the beast428.6 KiB268
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs554.5 KiB267
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 1994365.9 KiB281
Phosphate expectations118.8 KiB251
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards252.2 KiB298
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB466
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB528
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil295.9 KiB447
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture550.4 KiB2125
Vineyard Fertilization332.2 KiB753
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils827.6 KiB550
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi655.7 KiB264
Variety Observation Trial 2005593.3 KiB443
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 2010176.6 KiB343
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards397.6 KiB528
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB635
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB667
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls406.6 KiB299
Vertebrate pest management in orchards670.2 KiB599
Vertebrate pests in vineyards959.3 KiB408
Two golden rules of vitivculture398.9 KiB738
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County170.8 KiB290
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB2409
Planting a vineyard with cuttings630.4 KiB272
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 2012849.4 KiB612
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California442.9 KiB848
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization222.9 KiB596
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB260
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality751.1 KiB278
Latent viruses in vines sting growers243.6 KiB261
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses682.1 KiB272
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses227.9 KiB278
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report533.6 KiB372
The Davis grapevine virus collection627.6 KiB289
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses551.6 KiB270
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB299
Promoting fruit quality and vine health726.0 KiB501
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB240
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1010.1 KiB269
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 2000438.0 KiB266
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB263
Frost recovery in vineyards234.1 KiB228
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB496
Preventing frost damage in vineyards707.6 KiB284
Spring frost damage113.8 KiB276
Mechanical weeding in the vine row546.0 KiB415
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB206
"Extended" winegrape ripening 2006152.7 KiB690
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB388
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes184.7 KiB948
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes450.0 KiB392
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines575.8 KiB578
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB377
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB313
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores362.4 KiB825
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB357
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB74
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality602.8 KiB907
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB2490
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80.3 KiB329

 

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture