Viticulture Library

What is the 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).

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

  • John Kautz Farms
  • Progressive Viticulture

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Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB539
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB560
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB382
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB413
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB470
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB428
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB430
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1016
Botrytis Rot68 KiB480
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB1771
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB531
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1352
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB606
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB696
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB498
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB423
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB539
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB514
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1045
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB528
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB457
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB483
Diseases0.2 MiB591
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB428
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB454
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB447
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB525
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB567
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB464
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB528
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB570
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB442
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB665
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB525
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB414
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1248
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB334
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB419
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB469
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB362
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB470
Black measles in California0.5 MiB574
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB392
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB487
Nematodes0.3 MiB710
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB447
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB726
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB690
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1312
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB505
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1075
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB429
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB704
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB490
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB428
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB421
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB586
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB527
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB467
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB589
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB383
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB534
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB382
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB749
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB449
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB513
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB404
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB660
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB459
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB576
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB475
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB536
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB487
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB507
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB380
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB455
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB694
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB498
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB662
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB451
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB726
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB607
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1016
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB777
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB827
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB384
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2025
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB424
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB691
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB368
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB344
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB475
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB514
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB505
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB432
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB351
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB313
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB1959
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB584
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB314
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB524
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB437
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB382
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB806
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB406
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB464
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB368
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB3768
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB614
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB431
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB395
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB433
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB499
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB557
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB364
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB445
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB382
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB765
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB724
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB525
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB188
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB4292
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB720
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB371
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB592
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB812
Vineyard propagation87 KiB423
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB538
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB539
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB504
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB500
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB500
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB484
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB1635
Training grapevines0.4 MiB481
Training grapevines0.4 MiB554
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB428
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB430
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB566
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB794
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB405
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB483
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB468
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB537
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1011
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB415
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB372
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB493
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 MiB508
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB638
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB641
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB677
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB453
Roots and root function0.7 MiB1248
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB413
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB372
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB412
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB402
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB367
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB411
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB473
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB1053
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB421
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1133
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB319
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB791
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB560
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB3769
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB525
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB503
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB402
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1275
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB764
MKP0.6 MiB389
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1817
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB362
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB416
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB400
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB340
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB412
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB727
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB650
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB664
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2311
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB915
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB737
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB356
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB536
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB476
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB702
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB860
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB906
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB447
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB835
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB663
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB970
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB487
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB3525
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB448
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB897
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1206
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1055
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB428
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB398
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB366
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB441
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB415
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB474
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB451
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB359
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB560
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB763
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB413
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB436
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB363
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB349
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB370
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB766
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB452
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB446
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB568
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB351
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB885
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB765
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB1361
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB588
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1154
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB724
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB527
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1235
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB500
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB188
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1473
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB4292
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB492