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 MiB1494
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1037
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB637
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB775
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB788
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB718
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB693
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1766
Botrytis Rot68 KiB884
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB3310
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB913
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB2358
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB920
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1431
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB929
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB782
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1494
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB813
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1422
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB824
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB774
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB864
Diseases0.2 MiB925
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB718
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB795
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB747
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1517
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB898
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB781
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB856
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB819
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB762
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB2321
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1517
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB747
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1573
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB611
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB788
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB966
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB586
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB788
Black measles in California0.5 MiB925
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB632
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB851
Nematodes0.3 MiB1045
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB745
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1498
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1117
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB2085
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB799
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB2237
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB698
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB1060
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB764
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB730
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB724
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB993
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB884
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB803
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1117
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB656
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB889
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB624
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1294
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB769
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB791
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB727
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB1021
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB811
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB1056
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB789
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB887
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB810
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB902
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB648
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB952
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1159
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB852
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1552
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB818
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB1102
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB1011
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1766
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1265
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1525
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB716
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2491
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB801
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1124
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB743
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB698
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB770
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB1109
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB873
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB790
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB643
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB686
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB3028
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB945
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB704
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB837
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB762
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB637
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1384
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB781
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB781
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB703
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB5107
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB962
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB750
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB779
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB684
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB923
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1335
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB681
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB744
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB637
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1275
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1100
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1517
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB472
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB8150
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1135
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB681
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB1000
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB2187
Vineyard propagation87 KiB799
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB956
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1494
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB797
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB825
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB866
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB771
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2919
Training grapevines0.4 MiB968
Training grapevines0.4 MiB1098
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB718
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB693
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1330
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1103
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB737
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB789
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB854
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB1163
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1706
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB999
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB712
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB903
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 MiB1034
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB1067
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB1100
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1273
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB847
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3270
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB732
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB658
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB793
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB731
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB672
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB716
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB784
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB3371
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB710
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1920
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB559
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB1101
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1037
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5608
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1517
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB803
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB753
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB2180
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2777
MKP0.6 MiB728
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB3126
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB669
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB697
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB666
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB582
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB759
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1325
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB1129
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB987
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2658
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1256
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1115
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB696
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB829
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB798
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB1029
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1336
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1308
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB765
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1264
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB1002
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1476
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB776
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB6331
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB725
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1379
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1940
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1463
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB718
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB612
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB595
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB753
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB716
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB722
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB709
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB718
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1037
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1568
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB775
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB728
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB643
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB616
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB688
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1475
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB814
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB784
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB1117
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB674
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1669
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1275
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2568
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB910
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB2192
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1100
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB922
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB2327
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB1247
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB472
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2284
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB8150
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB842