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 MiB783
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB824
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB533
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB629
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB654
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB593
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB550
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1410
Botrytis Rot68 KiB734
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2738
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB753
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1755
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB769
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1038
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB732
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB631
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB783
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB673
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1261
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB681
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB639
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB687
Diseases0.2 MiB766
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB593
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB641
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB616
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB960
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB787
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB662
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB707
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB711
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB616
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1519
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB960
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB627
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1439
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB475
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB596
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB712
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB475
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB654
Black measles in California0.5 MiB697
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB525
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB626
Nematodes0.3 MiB892
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB627
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1243
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB996
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1798
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB650
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1738
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB563
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB915
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB612
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB586
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB575
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB860
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB717
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB625
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB882
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB512
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB741
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB497
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1154
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB627
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB659
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB528
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB886
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB647
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB827
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB662
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB786
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB649
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB767
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB535
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB737
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB981
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB708
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB987
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB692
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB929
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB832
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1410
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1068
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1238
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB580
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2355
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB664
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB947
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB584
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB553
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB642
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB797
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB731
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB620
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB532
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB488
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2364
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB779
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB498
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB695
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB623
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB533
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1032
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB617
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB662
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB546
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4567
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB815
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB639
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB580
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB566
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB714
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB948
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB547
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB642
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB533
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1076
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB943
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB960
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB313
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6290
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB960
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB511
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB838
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1488
Vineyard propagation87 KiB593
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB805
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB783
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB661
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB668
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB733
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB666
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2289
Training grapevines0.4 MiB773
Training grapevines0.4 MiB778
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB593
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB550
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB875
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB975
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB595
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB657
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB677
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB871
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1316
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB581
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB556
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB711
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 MiB770
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB835
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB869
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB985
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB686
Roots and root function0.7 MiB2770
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB580
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB544
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB575
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB621
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB543
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB588
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB647
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2486
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB582
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1561
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB455
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB947
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB824
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB4774
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB960
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB667
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB631
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1742
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB1806
MKP0.6 MiB550
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2066
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB528
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB573
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB525
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB465
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB605
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1024
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB905
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB867
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2534
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1091
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB925
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB581
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB669
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB671
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB864
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1147
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1074
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB628
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1109
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB847
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1235
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB657
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB5070
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB605
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1139
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1609
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1334
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB593
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB522
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB487
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB631
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB578
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB613
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB599
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB468
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB824
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1194
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB629
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB603
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB493
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB487
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB556
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1110
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB650
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB628
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB772
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB528
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1247
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1076
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2028
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB792
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1692
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB943
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB767
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1794
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB892
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB313
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1858
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6290
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB728