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 MiB893
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB879
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB571
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB674
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB700
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB649
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB596
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1517
Botrytis Rot68 KiB795
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2939
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB825
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1898
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB804
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1154
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB812
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB678
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB893
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB725
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1317
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB718
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB680
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB757
Diseases0.2 MiB815
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB649
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB685
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB663
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1128
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB826
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB702
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB755
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB752
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB661
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1849
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1128
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 MiB653
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB788
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB517
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB700
Black measles in California0.5 MiB749
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB562
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB678
Nematodes0.3 MiB939
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB677
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1325
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1058
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1895
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB698
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1962
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB618
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB963
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB671
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB636
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB619
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB912
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB778
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB704
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1007
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB567
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB803
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB546
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1215
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB690
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB717
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB611
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB933
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB703
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB878
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB713
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB835
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB709
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB826
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB584
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB820
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1080
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB755
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1161
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB733
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB982
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 MiB1517
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1125
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1329
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB622
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2399
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB705
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1001
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB627
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB594
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB686
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB904
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB789
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB675
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB565
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB578
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2564
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB826
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB550
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB739
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB663
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB571
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1098
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB672
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB702
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB598
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4704
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB865
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB677
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB652
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB606
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB780
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1076
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 MiB1148
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB990
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1128
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB368
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6915
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1008
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB564
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB898
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1983
Vineyard propagation87 KiB632
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB857
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB893
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB710
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB716
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB782
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB700
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2487
Training grapevines0.4 MiB833
Training grapevines0.4 MiB880
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB649
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB596
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1057
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1022
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB641
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB704
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB724
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB977
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1425
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB663
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB604
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB783
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 MiB847
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB892
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB941
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1071
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB742
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3016
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB627
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB584
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB631
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB672
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB592
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB632
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB697
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2902
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB630
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1696
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 MiB1001
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB879
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5048
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1128
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 MiB1914
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2170
MKP0.6 MiB597
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2365
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB571
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB611
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 MiB1107
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB978
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB899
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2568
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1134
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1016
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 MiB920
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1214
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1134
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB666
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1150
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB893
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1320
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB696
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB5474
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB645
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1198
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1708
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1392
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB649
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 MiB675
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB614
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB650
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB637
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB543
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB879
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1337
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB674
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB652
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB534
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB529
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB597
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1236
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB706
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB671
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB884
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB583
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1379
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1148
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2196
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB836
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1821
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB990
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB819
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1951
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB994
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB368
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2008
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB6915
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB774