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 MiB771
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB805
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB523
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB610
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB644
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB581
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB540
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1363
Botrytis Rot68 KiB721
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2683
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB740
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1713
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB756
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1001
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB717
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB620
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB771
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB661
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1243
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB665
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB606
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB674
Diseases0.2 MiB750
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB581
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB629
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB601
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB912
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB774
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB643
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB690
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB697
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB605
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1387
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB912
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB610
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1419
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB464
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB579
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB694
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB467
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB644
Black measles in California0.5 MiB684
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB517
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB615
Nematodes0.3 MiB875
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB609
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1211
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB978
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1770
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB631
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1679
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB547
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB900
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB599
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB569
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB560
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB848
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB705
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB612
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB853
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB498
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB724
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB483
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1134
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB608
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB647
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB512
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB873
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB627
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB812
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB648
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB764
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB630
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB754
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB517
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB711
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB957
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB696
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB916
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB681
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB913
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB816
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1363
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1040
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1215
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB565
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2338
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB647
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB931
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB569
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB532
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB626
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB775
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB716
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB600
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB518
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB475
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2338
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB763
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB483
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB682
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB613
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB523
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1001
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB601
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB643
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB532
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4515
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB801
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB620
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB560
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB550
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB698
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB917
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB533
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB631
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB523
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1057
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB929
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB912
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB291
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6117
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB947
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB498
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB819
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1347
Vineyard propagation87 KiB578
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB789
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB771
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB641
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB657
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB716
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB656
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2230
Training grapevines0.4 MiB740
Training grapevines0.4 MiB760
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB581
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB540
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB844
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB955
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB583
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB641
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB665
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB829
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1286
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB569
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB545
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB695
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 MiB760
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB824
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB859
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB960
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB673
Roots and root function0.7 MiB2673
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB570
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB528
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB565
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB609
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB531
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB577
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB636
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2357
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB569
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1506
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB441
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB933
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB805
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB4670
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB912
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB652
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB620
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1687
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB1591
MKP0.6 MiB533
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2034
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB516
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB562
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB513
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB452
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB585
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB999
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB885
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB857
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2518
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1074
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB900
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB567
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB656
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB655
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB849
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1119
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1062
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB613
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1078
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB835
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1214
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB647
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB4941
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB595
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1114
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1583
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1318
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB581
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB514
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB479
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB617
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB565
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB602
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB584
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB459
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB805
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1153
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB610
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB586
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB480
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB472
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB542
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1073
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB638
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB615
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB750
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB517
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1202
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1057
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB1983
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB774
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1656
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB929
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB753
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1753
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB862
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB291
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1820
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6117
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB716