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 MiB953
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB891
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB577
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB687
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB704
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB665
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB610
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1537
Botrytis Rot68 KiB803
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB3002
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB834
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1927
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB811
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1183
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB824
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB683
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB953
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB735
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1328
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB725
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB685
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB767
Diseases0.2 MiB829
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB665
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB694
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB670
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1152
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB830
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB710
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB761
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB760
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB668
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1908
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1152
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB677
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1483
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB525
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB670
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB802
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB523
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB704
Black measles in California0.5 MiB772
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB566
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB690
Nematodes0.3 MiB951
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB684
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1351
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1068
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1913
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB707
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB2021
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB629
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB978
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB689
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB647
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB627
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB924
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB789
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB713
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1029
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB578
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB813
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB553
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1223
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB700
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB725
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB626
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB940
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB716
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB890
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB721
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB846
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB722
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB835
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB592
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB845
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1092
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB761
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1209
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB740
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB995
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB899
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1537
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1134
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1349
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB635
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2405
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB713
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1014
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB633
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB601
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB695
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB929
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB799
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB685
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB569
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB599
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2678
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB835
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB558
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB747
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB668
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB577
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1114
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB682
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB710
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB606
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4791
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB870
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB688
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB672
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB609
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB793
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1106
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB602
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB682
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB577
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1166
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB997
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1152
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB376
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7012
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1013
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB579
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB913
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB2003
Vineyard propagation87 KiB643
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB862
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB953
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB714
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB720
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB789
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB704
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2535
Training grapevines0.4 MiB843
Training grapevines0.4 MiB901
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB665
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB610
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1105
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1041
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB650
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB711
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB730
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB1001
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1449
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB678
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB618
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB795
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 MiB867
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB903
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB956
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1093
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB750
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3046
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB632
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB589
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB641
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB676
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB599
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB642
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB704
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2938
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB637
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1723
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB494
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB1012
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB891
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5126
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1152
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB714
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB675
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1947
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2244
MKP0.6 MiB605
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2448
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB578
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB616
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB567
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB515
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB670
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1128
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB988
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB904
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2571
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1145
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1035
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB627
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB720
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB727
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB932
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1223
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1167
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB672
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1155
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB901
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1331
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB701
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB5604
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB654
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1212
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1733
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1404
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB665
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB568
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB530
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB683
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB619
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB655
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB642
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB570
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB891
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1364
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB687
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB664
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB539
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB535
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB601
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1256
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB714
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB679
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB901
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB593
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1402
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1166
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2237
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB844
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1867
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB997
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB826
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1991
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB1021
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB376
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2045
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7012
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB781