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 MiB725
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB777
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB503
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB581
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB618
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB562
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB523
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1292
Botrytis Rot68 KiB691
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2568
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB705
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1625
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB731
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB930
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB671
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB601
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB725
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB642
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1211
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB645
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB556
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB645
Diseases0.2 MiB724
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB562
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB605
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB577
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB775
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB752
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB625
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB660
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB672
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB579
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1116
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB775
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB569
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1381
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB445
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB552
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB643
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB448
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB618
Black measles in California0.5 MiB664
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB499
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB597
Nematodes0.3 MiB858
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB571
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1147
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB950
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1711
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB599
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1552
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB524
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB875
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB572
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB547
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB541
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB820
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB672
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB578
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB811
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB469
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB684
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB462
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1088
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB565
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB624
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB490
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB846
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB595
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB782
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB622
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB729
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB597
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB726
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB493
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB665
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB928
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB658
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB838
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB644
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB890
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB781
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1292
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB979
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1161
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB548
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2300
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB629
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB896
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB546
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB508
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB606
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB709
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB692
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB575
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB499
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB443
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2295
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB737
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB460
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB663
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB593
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB503
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB958
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB577
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB625
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB508
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4388
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB778
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB588
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB531
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB525
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB656
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB839
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB509
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB597
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB503
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1007
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB897
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB775
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB273
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB5701
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB904
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB467
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB784
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1099
Vineyard propagation87 KiB547
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB741
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB725
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB610
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB634
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB689
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB634
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2122
Training grapevines0.4 MiB660
Training grapevines0.4 MiB722
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB562
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB523
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB760
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB930
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB558
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB615
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB627
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB746
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1232
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB545
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB518
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB655
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 MiB724
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB804
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB823
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB894
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB634
Roots and root function0.7 MiB2422
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB539
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB501
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB541
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB589
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB508
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB548
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB602
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2000
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB539
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1397
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB421
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB907
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB777
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB4462
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB775
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB623
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB580
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1579
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB1264
MKP0.6 MiB510
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB1987
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB499
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB537
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB490
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB431
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB539
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB937
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB829
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB822
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2476
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1042
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB866
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB534
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB638
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB620
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB812
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1035
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1038
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB586
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1055
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB804
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1161
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB622
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB4669
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB576
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1051
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1511
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1277
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB562
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB495
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB465
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB584
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB543
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB580
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB556
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB439
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB777
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1074
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB581
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB561
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB459
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB446
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB525
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB989
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB614
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB591
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB708
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB488
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1118
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1007
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB1869
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB742
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1563
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB897
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB722
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1667
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB766
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB273
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1724
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB5701
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB685