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 MiB878
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB877
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB571
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB672
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB698
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB646
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB594
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1512
Botrytis Rot68 KiB795
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2920
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB823
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1891
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB803
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1148
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB811
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB677
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB878
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB724
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1315
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB717
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB680
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB757
Diseases0.2 MiB813
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB646
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB684
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB661
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1120
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB825
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB701
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB753
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB751
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB660
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1831
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1120
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB669
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1475
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB517
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB651
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB784
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB517
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB698
Black measles in California0.5 MiB746
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB561
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB673
Nematodes0.3 MiB939
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB676
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1321
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1055
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1890
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB695
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1946
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB617
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB961
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB665
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB635
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB618
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB911
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB778
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB703
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB999
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB566
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB800
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB545
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1215
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB689
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB715
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB610
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB932
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB701
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB877
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB712
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB834
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB707
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB826
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB584
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB819
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1078
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB754
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1150
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB732
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB977
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB890
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1512
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1123
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1325
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB620
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2399
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB703
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1000
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB624
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB594
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB686
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB894
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB786
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB674
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB563
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB569
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2532
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB825
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB548
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB738
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB662
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB571
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1095
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB672
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB701
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB597
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4684
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB864
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB676
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB646
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB604
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB779
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1067
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB593
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB678
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB571
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1142
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB990
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1120
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB366
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6874
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1005
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB562
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB897
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1967
Vineyard propagation87 KiB631
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB853
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB878
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB707
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB714
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB782
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB700
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2469
Training grapevines0.4 MiB833
Training grapevines0.4 MiB871
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB646
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB594
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1043
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1021
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB638
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB703
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB721
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB972
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1422
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB657
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB603
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB782
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 MiB842
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB887
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB935
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1067
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB740
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3008
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB625
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB583
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB631
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB672
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB591
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB628
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB693
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2885
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB629
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1692
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB490
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB998
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB877
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5020
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1120
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB705
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB669
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1909
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2152
MKP0.6 MiB595
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2351
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB571
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB610
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB563
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB507
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB663
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1104
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB970
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB899
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2567
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1133
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1013
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB622
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB713
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB722
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB918
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1212
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1128
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB666
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1148
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB892
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1317
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB696
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB5449
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB641
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1196
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1703
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1390
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB646
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB564
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB525
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB673
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB614
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB650
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB636
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB540
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB877
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1334
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB672
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB648
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB533
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB528
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB597
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1232
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB702
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB671
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB879
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB580
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1372
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1142
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2184
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB834
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1813
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB990
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB817
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1938
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB988
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB366
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1999
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6874
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB773