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 KiB302
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB282
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB237
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB230
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB254
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB242
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB287
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB541
Botrytis Rot68.4 KiB282
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes289.2 KiB842
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley112.8 KiB252
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control502.7 KiB1062
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials526.5 KiB409
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB430
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations91.6 KiB319
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County146.7 KiB249
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB302
Leaf removal in winegrape production329.3 KiB307
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1003.9 KiB847
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley406.0 KiB335
Crown Gall persists in California244.5 KiB336
Another fungus needs control413.4 KiB298
Diseases210.0 KiB366
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB242
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases716.3 KiB272
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines697.9 KiB269
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB321
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts248.9 KiB351
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB296
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes358.6 KiB369
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB438
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon571.1 KiB293
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots515.3 KiB296
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB321
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB252
Herbicide classification and mode of action442.8 KiB724
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides222.4 KiB221
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management866.8 KiB248
Leafroll disease of grapevines503.6 KiB250
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program101.4 KiB257
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB254
Black measles in California494.1 KiB432
Researchers find link between sun and wine component116.2 KiB252
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB329
Nematodes336.4 KiB459
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200049.9 KiB281
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB308
LWC Grower Newsletter April 2010109.3 KiB272
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB906
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200151.7 KiB338
LWC Grower Newsletter August 2006250.0 KiB526
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091008.9 KiB282
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB409
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297.1 KiB367
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 2011625.4 KiB298
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2002132.3 KiB274
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2003139.8 KiB320
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB255
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2004112.9 KiB308
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2005337.9 KiB283
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2009308.5 KiB248
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2007629.5 KiB371
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2010169.5 KiB286
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2003153.2 KiB262
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2005211.4 KiB322
LWC Grower Newsletter March 2005185.4 KiB328
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB269
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2002157.9 KiB273
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2009131.8 KiB275
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB281
LWC Grower Newsletter November 2010220.9 KiB275
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2003133.2 KiB271
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2004203.2 KiB319
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2008653.5 KiB254
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2009273.1 KiB273
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB234
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 2011444.0 KiB262
Composition of grapes280.8 KiB282
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB470
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473.1 KiB259
Glossary: Viticulture318.1 KiB519
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?812.1 KiB340
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB541
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB598
Learning pathways in viticulture management203.2 KiB448
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance443.5 KiB231
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines197.3 KiB1181
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB269
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers371.3 KiB356
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation333.0 KiB232
Warning on the use of chemicals71.8 KiB208
Weed Science Test260.7 KiB260
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California774.6 KiB319
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 1999122.6 KiB317
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions837.7 KiB304
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-1997103.7 KiB221
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)179.7 KiB213
Calibrating Vine Sprayers420.7 KiB770
Calibration of herbicide sprayers321.5 KiB375
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB219
IPM Program Update293.2 KiB302
IPM Program Update-1993643.1 KiB239
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB237
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB461
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria241.9 KiB287
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB296
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 276.5 KiB250
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB2229
Vegetation management in grapes441.2 KiB407
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 1991666.2 KiB308
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB238
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again147.5 KiB285
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor846.4 KiB311
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast399.8 KiB319
Pierce's Disease Q & A418.9 KiB253
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew245.2 KiB277
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB237
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB364
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB338
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB321
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB58
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB2240
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine765.8 KiB422
T-bud grafting of grapevines175.3 KiB270
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB377
Vineyard propagation659.0 KiB299
Vineyard propagation86.5 KiB272
Cordon length can influence fruit composition365.2 KiB324
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB302
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1993574.2 KiB341
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1995739.4 KiB316
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 1996450.2 KiB272
Pruning and mechanization 200637.4 KiB264
Pruning and training grapevines957.1 KiB902
Training grapevines414.6 KiB294
Training grapevines409.9 KiB349
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB242
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB287
Borner Rootstock Patent330.1 KiB325
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration388.4 KiB511
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera214.7 KiB243
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion724.8 KiB306
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay491.3 KiB279
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution620.3 KiB356
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache823.3 KiB665
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB279
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast417.1 KiB231
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO4433.1 KiB372
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 MiB344
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance919.9 KiB467
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses547.8 KiB355
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index313.5 KiB403
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground282.8 KiB267
Roots and root function666.1 KiB538
Rootstock selection183.5 KiB286
Rootstocks on trial104.9 KiB246
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics109.4 KiB273
Structure and physiology of the grapevine426.4 KiB225
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 1994759.3 KiB261
Viticulture research field seminar382.9 KiB268
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB314
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB608
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms221.4 KiB294
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB802
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards66.8 KiB223
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids998.6 KiB669
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB282
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 2006423.6 KiB3384
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB321
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars418.3 KiB312
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes413.9 KiB284
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California878.5 KiB911
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB478
MKP620.2 KiB241
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1271
Nature of the beast428.6 KiB251
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs554.5 KiB250
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 1994365.9 KiB264
Phosphate expectations118.8 KiB234
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards252.2 KiB283
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB450
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB514
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil295.9 KiB433
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture550.4 KiB2105
Vineyard Fertilization332.2 KiB738
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils827.6 KiB531
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi655.7 KiB248
Variety Observation Trial 2005593.3 KiB428
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 2010176.6 KiB321
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards397.6 KiB509
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB598
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB632
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls406.6 KiB283
Vertebrate pest management in orchards670.2 KiB571
Vertebrate pests in vineyards959.3 KiB393
Two golden rules of vitivculture398.9 KiB721
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County170.8 KiB281
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB2253
Planting a vineyard with cuttings630.4 KiB263
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 2012849.4 KiB599
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California442.9 KiB824
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization222.9 KiB562
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB242
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality751.1 KiB261
Latent viruses in vines sting growers243.6 KiB249
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses682.1 KiB257
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses227.9 KiB264
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report533.6 KiB355
The Davis grapevine virus collection627.6 KiB273
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses551.6 KiB255
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB282
Promoting fruit quality and vine health726.0 KiB483
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB230
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1010.1 KiB260
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 2000438.0 KiB251
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB252
Frost recovery in vineyards234.1 KiB220
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB463
Preventing frost damage in vineyards707.6 KiB270
Spring frost damage113.8 KiB261
Mechanical weeding in the vine row546.0 KiB396
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB198
"Extended" winegrape ripening 2006152.7 KiB661
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB364
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes184.7 KiB903
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes450.0 KiB366
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines575.8 KiB542
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB338
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB285
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores362.4 KiB793
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB345
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB58
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality602.8 KiB851
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB2240
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80.3 KiB314

 

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture
Event Calendar
  1. Lodi Rules Committee Meeting

    October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Grower Marketing Meeting

    October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm