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 MiB824
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB862
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB560
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB663
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB684
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB629
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB582
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1487
Botrytis Rot68 KiB770
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2860
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB788
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1842
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB794
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1112
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB776
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB664
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB824
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB706
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1299
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB706
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB670
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB723
Diseases0.2 MiB791
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB629
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB672
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB646
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1085
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB817
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB691
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB737
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB738
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB646
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1760
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1085
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB655
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1464
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB504
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB634
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB762
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB502
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB684
Black measles in California0.5 MiB730
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB553
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB661
Nematodes0.3 MiB925
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB664
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1295
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1038
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1866
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB682
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1889
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB598
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB945
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB648
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB620
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB607
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB897
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB753
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB687
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB949
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB547
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB775
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB531
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1198
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB671
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB699
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB572
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB919
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB684
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB858
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB697
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB821
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB688
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB801
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB567
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB790
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1057
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB743
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1084
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB722
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB961
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB874
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1487
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1104
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1296
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB610
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2384
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB690
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB981
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB612
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB585
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB675
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB865
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB767
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB660
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB554
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB537
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2463
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB809
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB531
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB725
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB652
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB560
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1076
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB644
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB691
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB580
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4644
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB851
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB666
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB615
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB592
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB753
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1023
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB579
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB669
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB560
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1125
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB975
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1085
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB351
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6696
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB992
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB540
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB877
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1804
Vineyard propagation87 KiB620
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB841
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB824
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB694
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB703
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB768
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB690
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2388
Training grapevines0.4 MiB820
Training grapevines0.4 MiB833
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB629
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB582
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB972
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1007
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB626
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB689
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB707
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB943
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1383
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB633
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB588
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB746
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 MiB817
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB873
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB909
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1039
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB723
Roots and root function0.7 MiB2954
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB611
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB570
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB612
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB662
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB575
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB611
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB679
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2785
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB614
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1648
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB480
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB984
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB862
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB4955
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1085
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB696
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB658
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1861
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2037
MKP0.6 MiB584
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2256
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB556
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB600
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB550
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB496
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB646
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1076
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB946
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB892
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2559
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1119
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB992
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB611
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB701
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB707
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB899
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1192
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1106
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB654
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1136
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB876
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1301
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB684
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB5325
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB633
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1175
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1669
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1370
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB629
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB551
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB516
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB663
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB604
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB642
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB624
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB511
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB862
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1295
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB663
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB634
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB526
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB517
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB586
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1198
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB687
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB660
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB839
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB562
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1336
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1125
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2128
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB817
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1777
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB975
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB805
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1887
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB953
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB351
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1959
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6696
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB761