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 KiB375
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB370
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB278
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB278
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB332
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB287
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB335
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB656
Botrytis Rot68.4 KiB344
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes289.2 KiB1135
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley112.8 KiB329
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control502.7 KiB1141
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials526.5 KiB459
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB515
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations91.6 KiB385
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County146.7 KiB298
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB375
Leaf removal in winegrape production329.3 KiB354
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1003.9 KiB890
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley406.0 KiB384
Crown Gall persists in California244.5 KiB374
Another fungus needs control413.4 KiB352
Diseases210.0 KiB427
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB287
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases716.3 KiB318
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines697.9 KiB310
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB379
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts248.9 KiB403
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB354
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes358.6 KiB402
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB473
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon571.1 KiB352
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots515.3 KiB349
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB379
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB290
Herbicide classification and mode of action442.8 KiB887
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides222.4 KiB266
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management866.8 KiB288
Leafroll disease of grapevines503.6 KiB297
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program101.4 KiB297
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB332
Black measles in California494.1 KiB474
Researchers find link between sun and wine component116.2 KiB294
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB381
Nematodes336.4 KiB539
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200049.9 KiB363
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB469
LWC Grower Newsletter April 2010109.3 KiB401
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1052
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200151.7 KiB402
LWC Grower Newsletter August 2006250.0 KiB703
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091008.9 KiB341
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB521
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297.1 KiB425
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 2011625.4 KiB351
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2002132.3 KiB331
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2003139.8 KiB399
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB327
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2004112.9 KiB361
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2005337.9 KiB349
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2009308.5 KiB288
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2007629.5 KiB423
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2010169.5 KiB320
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2003153.2 KiB400
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2005211.4 KiB366
LWC Grower Newsletter March 2005185.4 KiB377
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB325
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2002157.9 KiB392
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2009131.8 KiB329
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB382
LWC Grower Newsletter November 2010220.9 KiB329
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2003133.2 KiB361
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2004203.2 KiB395
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2008653.5 KiB329
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2009273.1 KiB316
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB289
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 2011444.0 KiB386
Composition of grapes280.8 KiB367
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB529
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473.1 KiB326
Glossary: Viticulture318.1 KiB576
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?812.1 KiB424
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB656
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB661
Learning pathways in viticulture management203.2 KiB556
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance443.5 KiB260
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines197.3 KiB1437
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB302
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers371.3 KiB477
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation333.0 KiB266
Warning on the use of chemicals71.8 KiB246
Weed Science Test260.7 KiB342
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California774.6 KiB379
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 1999122.6 KiB381
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions837.7 KiB342
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-1997103.7 KiB279
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)179.7 KiB237
Calibrating Vine Sprayers420.7 KiB927
Calibration of herbicide sprayers321.5 KiB431
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB247
IPM Program Update293.2 KiB382
IPM Program Update-1993643.1 KiB312
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB278
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB565
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria241.9 KiB329
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB354
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 276.5 KiB280
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB2647
Vegetation management in grapes441.2 KiB464
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 1991666.2 KiB347
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB273
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again147.5 KiB326
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor846.4 KiB369
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast399.8 KiB369
Pierce's Disease Q & A418.9 KiB299
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew245.2 KiB325
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB278
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB472
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB465
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB379
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB111
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB2959
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine765.8 KiB497
T-bud grafting of grapevines175.3 KiB305
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB439
Vineyard propagation659.0 KiB454
Vineyard propagation86.5 KiB345
Cordon length can influence fruit composition365.2 KiB368
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB375
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1993574.2 KiB386
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1995739.4 KiB367
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 1996450.2 KiB339
Pruning and mechanization 200637.4 KiB358
Pruning and training grapevines957.1 KiB1148
Training grapevines414.6 KiB344
Training grapevines409.9 KiB400
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB287
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB335
Borner Rootstock Patent330.1 KiB388
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration388.4 KiB586
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera214.7 KiB279
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion724.8 KiB343
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay491.3 KiB335
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution620.3 KiB418
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache823.3 KiB771
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB322
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast417.1 KiB268
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO4433.1 KiB405
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 MiB383
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance919.9 KiB519
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses547.8 KiB449
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index313.5 KiB469
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground282.8 KiB311
Roots and root function666.1 KiB717
Rootstock selection183.5 KiB336
Rootstocks on trial104.9 KiB305
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics109.4 KiB328
Structure and physiology of the grapevine426.4 KiB270
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 1994759.3 KiB288
Viticulture research field seminar382.9 KiB305
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB350
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB683
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms221.4 KiB346
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB882
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards66.8 KiB259
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids998.6 KiB711
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB370
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 2006423.6 KiB3437
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB379
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars418.3 KiB360
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes413.9 KiB318
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California878.5 KiB960
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB534
MKP620.2 KiB279
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1361
Nature of the beast428.6 KiB288
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs554.5 KiB292
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 1994365.9 KiB322
Phosphate expectations118.8 KiB270
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards252.2 KiB330
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB499
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB558
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil295.9 KiB479
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture550.4 KiB2157
Vineyard Fertilization332.2 KiB801
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils827.6 KiB608
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi655.7 KiB286
Variety Observation Trial 2005593.3 KiB465
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 2010176.6 KiB364
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards397.6 KiB567
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB697
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB730
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls406.6 KiB334
Vertebrate pest management in orchards670.2 KiB658
Vertebrate pests in vineyards959.3 KiB460
Two golden rules of vitivculture398.9 KiB791
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County170.8 KiB344
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB2764
Planting a vineyard with cuttings630.4 KiB306
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 2012849.4 KiB646
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California442.9 KiB937
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization222.9 KiB672
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB287
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality751.1 KiB307
Latent viruses in vines sting growers243.6 KiB278
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses682.1 KiB291
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses227.9 KiB299
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report533.6 KiB392
The Davis grapevine virus collection627.6 KiB321
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses551.6 KiB287
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB370
Promoting fruit quality and vine health726.0 KiB543
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB278
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1010.1 KiB326
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 2000438.0 KiB294
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB284
Frost recovery in vineyards234.1 KiB252
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB575
Preventing frost damage in vineyards707.6 KiB313
Spring frost damage113.8 KiB319
Mechanical weeding in the vine row546.0 KiB451
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB237
"Extended" winegrape ripening 2006152.7 KiB744
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB472
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes184.7 KiB1051
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes450.0 KiB456
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines575.8 KiB709
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB465
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB375
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores362.4 KiB909
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB380
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB111
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality602.8 KiB1024
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB2959
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80.3 KiB368

 

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture
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