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 KiB521
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB539
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB367
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB395
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB450
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB408
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB412
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB971
Botrytis Rot68.4 KiB460
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes289.2 KiB1658
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley112.8 KiB510
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control502.7 KiB1322
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials526.5 KiB586
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB665
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations91.6 KiB479
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County146.7 KiB403
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB521
Leaf removal in winegrape production329.3 KiB493
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1003.9 KiB1017
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley406.0 KiB517
Crown Gall persists in California244.5 KiB444
Another fungus needs control413.4 KiB466
Diseases210.0 KiB567
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB408
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases716.3 KiB436
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines697.9 KiB427
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB502
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts248.9 KiB546
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB448
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes358.6 KiB513
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB558
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon571.1 KiB427
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots515.3 KiB609
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB502
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB395
Herbicide classification and mode of action442.8 KiB1203
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides222.4 KiB319
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management866.8 KiB402
Leafroll disease of grapevines503.6 KiB447
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program101.4 KiB350
Mealybugs in California vineyards 2006412.8 KiB450
Black measles in California494.1 KiB559
Researchers find link between sun and wine component116.2 KiB374
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB467
Nematodes336.4 KiB691
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200049.9 KiB430
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB684
LWC Grower Newsletter April 2010109.3 KiB648
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1275
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200151.7 KiB481
LWC Grower Newsletter August 2006250.0 KiB1010
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091008.9 KiB410
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB688
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297.1 KiB471
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 2011625.4 KiB413
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2002132.3 KiB405
LWC Grower Newsletter February 2003139.8 KiB566
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB506
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2004112.9 KiB447
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2005337.9 KiB548
LWC Grower Newsletter January 2009308.5 KiB361
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2007629.5 KiB509
LWC Grower Newsletter July 2010169.5 KiB372
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2003153.2 KiB710
LWC Grower Newsletter June 2005211.4 KiB430
LWC Grower Newsletter March 2005185.4 KiB501
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB389
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2002157.9 KiB626
LWC Grower Newsletter May 2009131.8 KiB433
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB553
LWC Grower Newsletter November 2010220.9 KiB455
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2003133.2 KiB510
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2004203.2 KiB472
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2008653.5 KiB485
LWC Grower Newsletter October 2009273.1 KiB363
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB425
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 2011444.0 KiB658
Composition of grapes280.8 KiB483
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB642
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473.1 KiB431
Glossary: Viticulture318.1 KiB706
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?812.1 KiB585
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 2011620.0 KiB971
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB759
Learning pathways in viticulture management203.2 KiB790
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance443.5 KiB369
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines197.3 KiB1959
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB406
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers371.3 KiB670
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation333.0 KiB346
Warning on the use of chemicals71.8 KiB326
Weed Science Test260.7 KiB460
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California774.6 KiB490
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 1999122.6 KiB490
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions837.7 KiB417
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-1997103.7 KiB331
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)179.7 KiB297
Calibrating Vine Sprayers420.7 KiB1847
Calibration of herbicide sprayers321.5 KiB562
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB298
IPM Program Update293.2 KiB506
IPM Program Update-1993643.1 KiB418
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB367
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB783
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria241.9 KiB388
Simplified key to families of common California spiders861.8 KiB448
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 276.5 KiB350
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB3695
Vegetation management in grapes441.2 KiB594
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 1991666.2 KiB412
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB381
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again147.5 KiB418
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor846.4 KiB478
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast399.8 KiB534
Pierce's Disease Q & A418.9 KiB345
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew245.2 KiB424
Powdery mildew weapons near 1993846.2 KiB367
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB734
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB695
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB502
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB173
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB4100
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine765.8 KiB689
T-bud grafting of grapevines175.3 KiB358
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB569
Vineyard propagation659.0 KiB779
Vineyard propagation86.5 KiB410
Cordon length can influence fruit composition365.2 KiB510
Cordon or cane pruning? 1996246.4 KiB521
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1993574.2 KiB484
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 1995739.4 KiB478
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 1996450.2 KiB479
Pruning and mechanization 200637.4 KiB464
Pruning and training grapevines957.1 KiB1599
Training grapevines414.6 KiB464
Training grapevines409.9 KiB526
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB408
Grapevine red blotch disease 2013472.9 KiB412
Borner Rootstock Patent330.1 KiB534
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration388.4 KiB770
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera214.7 KiB386
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion724.8 KiB462
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay491.3 KiB446
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution620.3 KiB510
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache823.3 KiB972
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB399
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast417.1 KiB349
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO4433.1 KiB473
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 MiB487
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance919.9 KiB628
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses547.8 KiB615
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index313.5 KiB657
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground282.8 KiB425
Roots and root function666.1 KiB1101
Rootstock selection183.5 KiB399
Rootstocks on trial104.9 KiB357
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics109.4 KiB394
Structure and physiology of the grapevine426.4 KiB382
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 1994759.3 KiB351
Viticulture research field seminar382.9 KiB383
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB456
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB980
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms221.4 KiB407
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1087
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards66.8 KiB302
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids998.6 KiB779
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB539
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 2006423.6 KiB3675
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 1978113.2 KiB502
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars418.3 KiB484
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes413.9 KiB383
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California878.5 KiB1225
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB720
MKP620.2 KiB373
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1772
Nature of the beast428.6 KiB344
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs554.5 KiB401
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 1994365.9 KiB385
Phosphate expectations118.8 KiB324
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards252.2 KiB396
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB703
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB630
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil295.9 KiB640
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture550.4 KiB2297
Vineyard Fertilization332.2 KiB900
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils827.6 KiB723
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi655.7 KiB341
Variety Observation Trial 2005593.3 KiB522
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 2010176.6 KiB446
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards397.6 KiB685
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB840
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB886
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls406.6 KiB426
Vertebrate pest management in orchards670.2 KiB817
Vertebrate pests in vineyards959.3 KiB636
Two golden rules of vitivculture398.9 KiB941
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County170.8 KiB465
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB3406
Planting a vineyard with cuttings630.4 KiB431
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 2012849.4 KiB868
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California442.9 KiB1160
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization222.9 KiB1010
Grapevine red blotch disease 2012429.5 KiB408
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality751.1 KiB383
Latent viruses in vines sting growers243.6 KiB347
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses682.1 KiB415
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses227.9 KiB394
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report533.6 KiB457
The Davis grapevine virus collection627.6 KiB438
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses551.6 KiB345
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 1998654.0 KiB539
Promoting fruit quality and vine health726.0 KiB735
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 1995413.5 KiB395
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1010.1 KiB416
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 2000438.0 KiB350
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB337
Frost recovery in vineyards234.1 KiB352
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB745
Preventing frost damage in vineyards707.6 KiB427
Spring frost damage113.8 KiB429
Mechanical weeding in the vine row546.0 KiB548
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB334
"Extended" winegrape ripening 2006152.7 KiB863
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 1985740.9 KiB734
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes184.7 KiB1305
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes450.0 KiB567
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines575.8 KiB1100
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 1986519.6 KiB695
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB504
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores362.4 KiB1183
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB477
pH=Quality 1984538.2 KiB173
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality602.8 KiB1434
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 1980506.1 KiB4100
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80.3 KiB469

 

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture
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