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 MiB806
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB848
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB551
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB647
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB673
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB610
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB567
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1451
Botrytis Rot68 KiB750
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2800
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB769
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1795
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB782
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1075
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB752
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB649
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB806
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB691
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1280
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB697
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB660
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB704
Diseases0.2 MiB779
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB610
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB656
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB632
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1020
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB804
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB679
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB723
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB726
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB634
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1666
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1020
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB643
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1453
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB496
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB616
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB737
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB491
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB673
Black measles in California0.5 MiB712
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB540
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB645
Nematodes0.3 MiB910
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB650
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1272
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1016
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1831
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB670
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1807
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB585
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB935
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB634
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB606
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB593
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB881
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB738
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB673
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB911
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB532
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB761
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB519
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1178
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB654
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB683
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB551
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB907
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB669
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB849
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB686
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB807
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB669
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB787
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB556
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB761
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1021
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB727
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1041
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB707
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB948
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB857
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1451
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1089
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1270
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB598
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2373
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB677
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB965
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB600
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB575
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB660
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB826
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB750
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB642
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB546
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB503
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2398
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB796
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB517
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB714
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB640
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB551
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1053
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB632
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB679
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB564
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4601
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB836
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB654
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB601
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB580
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB736
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB991
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB567
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB657
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB551
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1102
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB959
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1020
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB334
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6496
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB979
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB530
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB861
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1629
Vineyard propagation87 KiB610
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB825
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB806
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB683
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB687
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB755
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB682
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2339
Training grapevines0.4 MiB800
Training grapevines0.4 MiB803
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB610
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB567
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB922
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB995
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB610
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB674
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB695
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB913
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1344
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB605
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB573
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB731
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 MiB794
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB853
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB888
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1011
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB707
Roots and root function0.7 MiB2865
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB594
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB560
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB594
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB646
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB562
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB602
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB661
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2626
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB598
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1602
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB470
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB965
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB848
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB4858
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1020
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB684
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB646
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1805
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB1925
MKP0.6 MiB570
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2151
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB544
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB590
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB539
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB486
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB622
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1051
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB922
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB881
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2551
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1107
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB967
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB597
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB688
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB691
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB882
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1171
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1092
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB643
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1125
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB863
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1275
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB675
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB5194
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB623
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1157
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1641
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1352
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB610
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB540
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB502
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB648
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB593
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB629
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB613
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB485
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB848
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1235
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB647
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB618
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB513
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB504
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB573
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1160
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB673
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB647
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB801
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB545
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1295
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1102
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2074
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB807
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1730
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB959
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB789
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1841
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB923
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB334
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1903
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6496
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB748