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 MiB755
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB794
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB517
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB599
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB634
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB575
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB536
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1340
Botrytis Rot68 KiB709
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2650
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB727
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1686
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB748
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB975
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB702
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB614
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB755
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB655
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1233
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB658
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB587
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB665
Diseases0.2 MiB741
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB575
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB623
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB595
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB875
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB766
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB636
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB682
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB688
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB597
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1256
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB875
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB598
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1404
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB455
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB568
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB680
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB458
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB634
Black measles in California0.5 MiB674
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB511
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB607
Nematodes0.3 MiB869
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB598
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1197
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB964
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1759
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB621
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1644
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB540
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB893
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB590
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB562
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB552
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB840
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB695
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB603
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB842
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB487
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB709
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB476
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1121
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB595
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB642
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB504
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB865
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB616
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB802
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB639
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB755
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB617
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB746
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB507
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB694
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB946
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB686
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB894
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB669
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB904
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB803
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1340
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1020
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1199
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB560
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2330
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB641
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB920
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB561
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB522
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB620
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB754
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB708
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB590
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB513
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB466
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2325
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB755
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB473
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB677
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB606
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB517
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB984
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB592
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB636
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB524
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4494
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB794
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB609
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB552
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB542
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB687
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB896
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB524
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB621
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB517
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1044
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB920
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB875
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB285
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6012
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB937
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB490
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB805
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1278
Vineyard propagation87 KiB571
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB776
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB755
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB631
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB648
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB707
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB650
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2201
Training grapevines0.4 MiB718
Training grapevines0.4 MiB746
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB575
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB536
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB809
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB947
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB575
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB632
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB653
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB804
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1266
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB560
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB538
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB682
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 MiB750
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB818
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB848
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB934
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB661
Roots and root function0.7 MiB2593
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB564
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB518
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB559
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB603
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB524
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB568
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB623
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2281
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB557
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1466
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB433
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB922
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB794
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB4600
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB875
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB640
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB610
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1663
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB1477
MKP0.6 MiB528
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2019
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB511
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB556
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB504
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB446
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB570
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB980
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB868
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB847
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2505
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1064
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB882
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB554
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB649
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB645
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB833
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1101
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1055
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB605
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1074
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB824
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1197
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB640
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB4860
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB588
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1102
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1567
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1307
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB575
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB511
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB475
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB608
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB556
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB594
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB575
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB453
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB794
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1128
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB599
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB577
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB474
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB462
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB537
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1045
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB630
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB608
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB732
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB508
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1172
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1044
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB1953
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB763
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1628
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB920
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB745
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1732
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB836
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB285
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1796
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6012
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB708