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 MiB1375
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1015
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB620
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB738
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB762
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB700
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB666
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1687
Botrytis Rot68 KiB863
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB3270
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB890
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB2221
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB884
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1376
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB899
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB748
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1375
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB791
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1399
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB799
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB750
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB833
Diseases0.2 MiB907
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB700
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB761
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB733
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1426
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB881
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB766
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB828
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB808
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB739
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB2233
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1426
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB730
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1536
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB596
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB748
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB902
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB570
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB762
Black measles in California0.5 MiB886
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB610
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB798
Nematodes0.3 MiB1025
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB727
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1481
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1110
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB2053
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB765
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB2207
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB679
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB1039
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB749
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB710
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB689
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB971
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB857
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB771
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1087
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB631
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB868
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB609
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1268
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB746
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB766
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB702
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB1002
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB782
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB980
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB767
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB880
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB778
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB876
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB638
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB933
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1149
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB814
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1468
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB791
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB1070
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB977
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1687
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1224
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1470
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB694
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2472
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB775
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1081
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB712
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB671
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB756
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB1073
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB856
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB756
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB619
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB655
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2982
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB909
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB633
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB806
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB738
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB620
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1316
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB754
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB766
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB667
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB5040
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB934
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB741
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB754
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB666
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB889
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1278
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB662
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB730
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB620
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1242
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1069
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1426
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB425
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7874
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1118
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB652
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB973
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB2147
Vineyard propagation87 KiB758
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB933
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1375
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB776
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB781
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB846
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB748
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2862
Training grapevines0.4 MiB916
Training grapevines0.4 MiB1051
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB700
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB666
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1279
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1087
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB712
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB764
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB820
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB1117
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1646
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB910
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB679
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB868
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 MiB995
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB1027
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB1063
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1229
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB822
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3233
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB697
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB641
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB764
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB713
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB650
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB695
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB752
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB3266
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB678
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1881
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB534
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB1088
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1015
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5493
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1426
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB773
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB720
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB2112
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2660
MKP0.6 MiB670
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2944
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB634
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB663
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB620
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB563
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB724
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1262
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB1078
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB962
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2630
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1207
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1087
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB678
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB801
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB780
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB1000
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1300
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1275
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB743
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1234
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB970
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1414
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB755
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB6195
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB704
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1342
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1887
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1451
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB700
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB602
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB577
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB731
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB679
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB705
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB691
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB680
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB1015
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1496
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB738
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB711
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB610
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB599
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB671
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1384
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB787
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB772
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB1058
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB650
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1611
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1242
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2460
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB893
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB2109
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1069
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB884
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB2229
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB1173
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB425
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2225
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7874
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB828