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 MiB1054
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB927
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB587
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB697
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB714
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB678
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB620
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1572
Botrytis Rot68 KiB817
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB3067
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB849
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1984
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB825
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1214
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB840
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB693
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1054
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB747
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1344
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB733
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB694
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB781
Diseases0.2 MiB843
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB678
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB703
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB682
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1212
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB840
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB726
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB769
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB770
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB682
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1991
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1212
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB688
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1492
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB534
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB688
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB825
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB532
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB714
Black measles in California0.5 MiB786
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB575
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB704
Nematodes0.3 MiB966
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB696
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1382
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1078
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1948
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB719
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB2084
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB643
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB998
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB715
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB669
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB639
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB936
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB800
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB729
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1043
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB588
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB824
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB564
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1236
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB713
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB733
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB641
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB951
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB731
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB908
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB729
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB857
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB733
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB846
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB609
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB872
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1107
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB772
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1258
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB752
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB1010
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB917
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1572
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1162
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1370
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB650
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2415
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB722
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1031
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB664
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB617
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB703
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB963
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB812
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB701
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB578
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB612
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2758
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB847
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB568
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB754
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB681
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB587
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1125
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB698
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB726
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB618
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4851
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB878
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB698
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB703
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB620
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB813
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1143
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB612
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB690
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB587
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1179
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1013
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1212
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB388
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7241
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1027
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB599
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB923
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB2037
Vineyard propagation87 KiB661
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB874
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1054
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB728
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB729
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB799
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB714
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2594
Training grapevines0.4 MiB856
Training grapevines0.4 MiB928
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB678
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB620
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1141
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1054
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB661
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB723
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB739
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB1025
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1497
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB718
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB629
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB812
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 MiB887
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB916
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB980
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1113
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB774
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3112
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB639
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB601
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB652
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB685
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB607
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB650
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB715
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB3031
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB648
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1764
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB499
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB1027
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB927
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5186
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1212
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB728
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB683
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1982
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2347
MKP0.6 MiB621
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2572
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB590
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB629
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB576
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB528
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB679
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1157
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB1007
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB918
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2582
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1156
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1048
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB636
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB732
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB736
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB943
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1236
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1197
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB691
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1168
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB915
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1360
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB711
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB5733
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB667
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1247
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1763
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1411
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB678
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB577
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB538
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB691
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB628
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB663
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB651
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB598
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB927
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1391
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB697
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB672
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB548
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB554
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB610
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1281
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB730
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB687
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB922
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB604
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1454
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1179
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2288
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB856
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1910
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1013
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB837
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB2038
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB1051
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB388
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2084
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7241
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB793