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 KiB491
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB510
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB339
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB371
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB424
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB379
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB395
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB894
Botrytis Rot68.4 KiB436
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes289.2 KiB1545
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley112.8 KiB474
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control502.7 KiB1271
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials526.5 KiB553
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB614
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations91.6 KiB460
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County146.7 KiB379
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB491
Leaf removal in winegrape production329.3 KiB459
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1003.9 KiB978
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley406.0 KiB489
Crown Gall persists in California244.5 KiB425
Another fungus needs control413.4 KiB442
Diseases210.0 KiB530
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB379
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases716.3 KiB409
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines697.9 KiB407
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB469
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts248.9 KiB512
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB431
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes358.6 KiB492
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB539
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon571.1 KiB400
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots515.3 KiB544
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB469
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB358
Herbicide classification and mode of action442.8 KiB1077
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides222.4 KiB300
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management866.8 KiB378
Leafroll disease of grapevines503.6 KiB415
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program101.4 KiB336
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB424
Black measles in California494.1 KiB541
Researchers find link between sun and wine component116.2 KiB351
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB443
Nematodes336.4 KiB667
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200049.9 KiB408
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB633
LWC Grower Newsletter April 2010109.3 KiB597
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1208
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200151.7 KiB461
LWC Grower Newsletter August 2006250.0 KiB945
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091008.9 KiB400
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB662
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297.1 KiB458
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 2011625.4 KiB396
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2002132.3 KiB386
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2003139.8 KiB525
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB466
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2004112.9 KiB426
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2005337.9 KiB500
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2009308.5 KiB345
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2007629.5 KiB476
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2010169.5 KiB366
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2003153.2 KiB642
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2005211.4 KiB419
LWC Grower Newsletter March 2005185.4 KiB473
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB376
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2002157.9 KiB584
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2009131.8 KiB407
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB524
LWC Grower Newsletter November 2010220.9 KiB426
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2003133.2 KiB473
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2004203.2 KiB455
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2008653.5 KiB459
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2009273.1 KiB354
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB387
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 2011444.0 KiB596
Composition of grapes280.8 KiB463
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB608
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473.1 KiB411
Glossary: Viticulture318.1 KiB676
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?812.1 KiB546
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB894
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB733
Learning pathways in viticulture management203.2 KiB728
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance443.5 KiB343
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines197.3 KiB1827
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB379
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers371.3 KiB628
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation333.0 KiB318
Warning on the use of chemicals71.8 KiB307
Weed Science Test260.7 KiB438
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California774.6 KiB470
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 1999122.6 KiB463
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions837.7 KiB397
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-1997103.7 KiB316
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)179.7 KiB277
Calibrating Vine Sprayers420.7 KiB1617
Calibration of herbicide sprayers321.5 KiB525
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB273
IPM Program Update293.2 KiB476
IPM Program Update-1993643.1 KiB392
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB339
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB730
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria241.9 KiB371
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB431
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 276.5 KiB327
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB3489
Vegetation management in grapes441.2 KiB571
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 1991666.2 KiB390
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB356
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again147.5 KiB387
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor846.4 KiB447
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast399.8 KiB502
Pierce's Disease Q & A418.9 KiB331
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew245.2 KiB381
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB339
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB663
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB628
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB469
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB154
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB3788
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine765.8 KiB644
T-bud grafting of grapevines175.3 KiB342
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB529
Vineyard propagation659.0 KiB695
Vineyard propagation86.5 KiB388
Cordon length can influence fruit composition365.2 KiB467
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB491
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1993574.2 KiB459
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1995739.4 KiB451
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 1996450.2 KiB451
Pruning and mechanization 200637.4 KiB440
Pruning and training grapevines957.1 KiB1535
Training grapevines414.6 KiB433
Training grapevines409.9 KiB491
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB379
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB395
Borner Rootstock Patent330.1 KiB503
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration388.4 KiB724
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera214.7 KiB356
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion724.8 KiB438
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay491.3 KiB416
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution620.3 KiB482
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache823.3 KiB925
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB381
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast417.1 KiB321
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO4433.1 KiB450
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 MiB457
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance919.9 KiB603
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses547.8 KiB566
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index313.5 KiB622
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground282.8 KiB391
Roots and root function666.1 KiB1018
Rootstock selection183.5 KiB381
Rootstocks on trial104.9 KiB341
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics109.4 KiB370
Structure and physiology of the grapevine426.4 KiB357
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 1994759.3 KiB332
Viticulture research field seminar382.9 KiB350
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB435
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB906
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms221.4 KiB382
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1048
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards66.8 KiB286
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids998.6 KiB761
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB510
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 2006423.6 KiB3634
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB469
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars418.3 KiB454
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes413.9 KiB363
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California878.5 KiB1176
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB683
MKP620.2 KiB345
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1657
Nature of the beast428.6 KiB328
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs554.5 KiB377
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 1994365.9 KiB367
Phosphate expectations118.8 KiB304
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards252.2 KiB373
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB665
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB609
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil295.9 KiB598
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture550.4 KiB2257
Vineyard Fertilization332.2 KiB871
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils827.6 KiB697
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi655.7 KiB317
Variety Observation Trial 2005593.3 KiB504
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 2010176.6 KiB423
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards397.6 KiB651
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB811
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB852
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls406.6 KiB395
Vertebrate pest management in orchards670.2 KiB783
Vertebrate pests in vineyards959.3 KiB589
Two golden rules of vitivculture398.9 KiB891
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County170.8 KiB443
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB3257
Planting a vineyard with cuttings630.4 KiB402
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 2012849.4 KiB839
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California442.9 KiB1105
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization222.9 KiB921
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB379
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality751.1 KiB355
Latent viruses in vines sting growers243.6 KiB321
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses682.1 KiB368
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses227.9 KiB374
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report533.6 KiB432
The Davis grapevine virus collection627.6 KiB407
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses551.6 KiB327
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB510
Promoting fruit quality and vine health726.0 KiB674
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB371
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1010.1 KiB392
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 2000438.0 KiB333
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB323
Frost recovery in vineyards234.1 KiB327
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB709
Preventing frost damage in vineyards707.6 KiB404
Spring frost damage113.8 KiB406
Mechanical weeding in the vine row546.0 KiB528
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB313
"Extended" winegrape ripening 2006152.7 KiB825
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB663
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes184.7 KiB1251
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes450.0 KiB542
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines575.8 KiB1008
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB628
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB475
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores362.4 KiB1092
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB446
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB154
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality602.8 KiB1309
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB3788
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80.3 KiB444

 

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture
Event Calendar
  1. Lodi Winegrape Commission Board Meeting

    October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Executive & Finance Committee Meeting

    October 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am