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 MiB1252
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB995
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB607
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB722
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB740
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB691
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB647
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1649
Botrytis Rot68 KiB841
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB3207
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB870
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB2137
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB863
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB1315
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB881
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB717
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1252
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB772
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1375
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB775
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB731
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB812
Diseases0.2 MiB887
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB691
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB742
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB713
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1349
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB867
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB746
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB810
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB792
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB721
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB2126
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1349
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB719
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1518
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB572
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB712
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB866
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB554
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB740
Black measles in California0.5 MiB851
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB596
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB723
Nematodes0.3 MiB1000
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB714
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1465
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB1099
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB2006
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB747
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB2171
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB665
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB1021
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB734
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB697
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB661
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB958
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB843
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB754
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB1071
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB618
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB856
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB598
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1257
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB733
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB755
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB673
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB976
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB762
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB955
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB751
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB871
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB757
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB865
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB627
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB901
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB1130
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB798
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB1388
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB773
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB1045
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB941
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1649
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1205
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1432
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB674
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2454
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB748
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB1063
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB698
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB640
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB734
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB1031
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB838
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB738
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB601
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB640
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2916
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB881
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB611
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB786
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB707
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB607
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB1188
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB726
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB746
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB647
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4973
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB914
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB717
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB736
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB648
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB854
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB1229
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB641
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB712
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB607
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1210
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1050
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1349
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB409
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7650
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB1083
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB626
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB952
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB2111
Vineyard propagation87 KiB720
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB915
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB1252
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB753
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB756
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB825
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB733
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2763
Training grapevines0.4 MiB888
Training grapevines0.4 MiB1006
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB691
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB647
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB1222
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB1072
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB682
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB744
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB789
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB1080
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1589
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB844
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB653
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB847
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 MiB955
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB984
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB1032
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB1190
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB805
Roots and root function0.7 MiB3189
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB669
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB623
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB711
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB699
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB630
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB676
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB734
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB3189
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB665
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1845
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB516
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB1069
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB995
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB5399
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB1349
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB750
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB702
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB2067
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB2550
MKP0.6 MiB643
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2808
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB612
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB645
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB603
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB552
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB699
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB1222
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB1046
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB943
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2608
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1186
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB1068
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB663
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB767
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB760
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB974
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1275
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1236
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB722
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1208
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB948
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1393
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB735
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB6040
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB686
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1296
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1831
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1433
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB691
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB591
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB559
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB713
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB652
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB687
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB672
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB638
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB995
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1451
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB722
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB694
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB585
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB577
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB657
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1341
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB765
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB752
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB999
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB631
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1563
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1210
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB2398
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB876
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB2044
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB1050
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB858
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB2166
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB1126
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB409
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB2170
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB7650
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB812