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 KiB422
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB442
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB300
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB318
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB373
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB329
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB357
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB738
Botrytis Rot68.4 KiB382
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes289.2 KiB1350
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley112.8 KiB390
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control502.7 KiB1206
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials526.5 KiB500
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB558
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations91.6 KiB410
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County146.7 KiB327
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB422
Leaf removal in winegrape production329.3 KiB400
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1003.9 KiB920
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley406.0 KiB424
Crown Gall persists in California244.5 KiB393
Another fungus needs control413.4 KiB390
Diseases210.0 KiB468
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB329
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases716.3 KiB357
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines697.9 KiB348
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB413
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts248.9 KiB447
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB375
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes358.6 KiB442
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB497
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon571.1 KiB367
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots515.3 KiB404
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB413
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB311
Herbicide classification and mode of action442.8 KiB964
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides222.4 KiB283
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management866.8 KiB327
Leafroll disease of grapevines503.6 KiB330
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program101.4 KiB312
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB373
Black measles in California494.1 KiB498
Researchers find link between sun and wine component116.2 KiB313
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB404
Nematodes336.4 KiB595
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200049.9 KiB387
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB551
LWC Grower Newsletter April 2010109.3 KiB492
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1114
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200151.7 KiB418
LWC Grower Newsletter August 2006250.0 KiB819
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091008.9 KiB363
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB592
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297.1 KiB435
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 2011625.4 KiB363
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2002132.3 KiB354
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2003139.8 KiB460
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB382
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2004112.9 KiB379
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2005337.9 KiB416
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2009308.5 KiB317
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2007629.5 KiB452
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2010169.5 KiB334
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2003153.2 KiB504
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2005211.4 KiB384
LWC Grower Newsletter March 2005185.4 KiB416
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB348
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2002157.9 KiB481
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2009131.8 KiB359
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB449
LWC Grower Newsletter November 2010220.9 KiB373
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2003133.2 KiB416
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2004203.2 KiB417
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2008653.5 KiB395
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2009273.1 KiB329
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB320
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 2011444.0 KiB485
Composition of grapes280.8 KiB407
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB553
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473.1 KiB362
Glossary: Viticulture318.1 KiB621
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?812.1 KiB466
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB738
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB688
Learning pathways in viticulture management203.2 KiB621
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance443.5 KiB295
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines197.3 KiB1599
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB335
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers371.3 KiB570
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation333.0 KiB285
Warning on the use of chemicals71.8 KiB266
Weed Science Test260.7 KiB382
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California774.6 KiB416
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 1999122.6 KiB414
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions837.7 KiB365
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-1997103.7 KiB294
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)179.7 KiB253
Calibrating Vine Sprayers420.7 KiB1214
Calibration of herbicide sprayers321.5 KiB472
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB261
IPM Program Update293.2 KiB421
IPM Program Update-1993643.1 KiB348
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB300
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB630
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria241.9 KiB347
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB375
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 276.5 KiB304
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB3063
Vegetation management in grapes441.2 KiB513
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 1991666.2 KiB363
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB313
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again147.5 KiB353
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor846.4 KiB398
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast399.8 KiB414
Pierce's Disease Q & A418.9 KiB315
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew245.2 KiB339
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB300
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB555
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB534
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB413
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB133
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB3336
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine765.8 KiB570
T-bud grafting of grapevines175.3 KiB320
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB476
Vineyard propagation659.0 KiB553
Vineyard propagation86.5 KiB361
Cordon length can influence fruit composition365.2 KiB404
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB422
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1993574.2 KiB421
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1995739.4 KiB409
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 1996450.2 KiB387
Pruning and mechanization 200637.4 KiB393
Pruning and training grapevines957.1 KiB1351
Training grapevines414.6 KiB381
Training grapevines409.9 KiB435
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB329
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB357
Borner Rootstock Patent330.1 KiB440
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration388.4 KiB642
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera214.7 KiB315
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion724.8 KiB382
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay491.3 KiB370
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution620.3 KiB450
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache823.3 KiB846
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB350
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast417.1 KiB285
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO4433.1 KiB422
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 MiB406
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance919.9 KiB555
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses547.8 KiB500
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index313.5 KiB551
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground282.8 KiB348
Roots and root function666.1 KiB856
Rootstock selection183.5 KiB353
Rootstocks on trial104.9 KiB321
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics109.4 KiB345
Structure and physiology of the grapevine426.4 KiB309
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 1994759.3 KiB307
Viticulture research field seminar382.9 KiB320
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB388
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB777
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms221.4 KiB366
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB951
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards66.8 KiB275
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids998.6 KiB736
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB442
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 2006423.6 KiB3517
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB413
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars418.3 KiB399
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes413.9 KiB333
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California878.5 KiB1050
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB582
MKP620.2 KiB303
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1477
Nature of the beast428.6 KiB309
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs554.5 KiB332
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 1994365.9 KiB343
Phosphate expectations118.8 KiB289
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards252.2 KiB351
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB551
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB582
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil295.9 KiB529
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture550.4 KiB2200
Vineyard Fertilization332.2 KiB839
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils827.6 KiB652
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi655.7 KiB302
Variety Observation Trial 2005593.3 KiB486
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 2010176.6 KiB393
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards397.6 KiB604
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB748
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB784
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls406.6 KiB357
Vertebrate pest management in orchards670.2 KiB711
Vertebrate pests in vineyards959.3 KiB514
Two golden rules of vitivculture398.9 KiB829
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County170.8 KiB384
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB3037
Planting a vineyard with cuttings630.4 KiB350
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 2012849.4 KiB774
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California442.9 KiB1018
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization222.9 KiB786
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB329
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality751.1 KiB329
Latent viruses in vines sting growers243.6 KiB297
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses682.1 KiB313
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses227.9 KiB338
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report533.6 KiB410
The Davis grapevine virus collection627.6 KiB361
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses551.6 KiB309
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB442
Promoting fruit quality and vine health726.0 KiB587
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB318
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1010.1 KiB355
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 2000438.0 KiB313
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB304
Frost recovery in vineyards234.1 KiB282
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB637
Preventing frost damage in vineyards707.6 KiB352
Spring frost damage113.8 KiB360
Mechanical weeding in the vine row546.0 KiB483
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB271
"Extended" winegrape ripening 2006152.7 KiB781
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB555
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes184.7 KiB1141
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes450.0 KiB496
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines575.8 KiB847
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB534
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB419
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores362.4 KiB992
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB406
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB133
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality602.8 KiB1171
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB3336
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80.3 KiB404

 

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture
Event Calendar
  1. Irrigation Efficiency Field Day

    June 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
  2. Lodi Rules Committee Mtg

    June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm