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 MiB740
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB785
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB510
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB591
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB628
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB570
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB532
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1317
Botrytis Rot68 KiB698
Cluster elongation to control bunch rot in winegrapes0.3 MiB2612
Controlling bunch rot in wine grapes in the San Joaquin Valley0.1 MiB719
Early botrytis rot of grapes and its control0.5 MiB1658
UCCE Sacramento County chemical bunch rot trials0.5 MiB738
Sample Costs to produce organic wine grapes in the North Coast with an annually sown cover crop 19921.5 MiB946
Aids in setting up a calendar of operations92 KiB686
Costs to produce wine grapes in San Joaquin County0.1 MiB608
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB740
Leaf removal in winegrape production0.3 MiB648
Vineyard canopy management practices for improving grapevine microclimate, fruit composition, and wine quality1.0 MiB1224
Wine grape canopy management practices in the San Joaquin Valley0.4 MiB652
Crown Gall persists in California0.2 MiB565
Another fungus needs control0.4 MiB656
Diseases0.2 MiB736
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB570
Laboratory testing for grapevine diseases0.7 MiB614
Powdery mildew disease of grapevines0.7 MiB589
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB833
Preventing possible groundwater contamination through management efforts0.2 MiB758
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB634
Control of Eutypa dieback of grapes0.4 MiB671
Eutypa dieback of apricot and grape in California1.2 MiB681
Influence of vine trellis training systems on growth, yield, fruit composition, and Eutypa incidence in Cabernet Sauvignon0.6 MiB589
Understanding and treating Eutypa dieback of apricots0.5 MiB1183
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB833
How to appraise and correct vineyard biological problems that cause decline1.8 MiB587
Herbicide classification and mode of action0.4 MiB1395
Susceptibility of weeds to herbicides0.2 MiB452
Weeds: Integrated Pest Management0.8 MiB559
Leafroll disease of grapevines0.5 MiB663
Leafroll virus hits clean-stock program0.1 MiB456
Mealybugs in California vineyards 20060.4 MiB628
Black measles in California0.5 MiB672
Researchers find link between sun and wine component0.1 MiB504
Mechanical harvesting of grapes for the winery1.4 MiB602
Nematodes0.3 MiB865
LWC Grower Newsletter April 200050 KiB584
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20071.5 MiB1182
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20100.1 MiB959
LWC Grower Newsletter April 20136.5 MiB1751
LWC Grower Newsletter August 200152 KiB612
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20060.2 MiB1601
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20091.0 MiB532
LWC Grower Newsletter August 20134.3 MiB884
LWC Grower Newsletter December 200297 KiB583
LWC Grower Newsletter Fall 20110.6 MiB555
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20020.1 MiB548
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20030.1 MiB834
LWC Grower Newsletter February 20061.4 MiB686
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20040.1 MiB594
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20050.3 MiB830
LWC Grower Newsletter January 20090.3 MiB479
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20070.6 MiB699
LWC Grower Newsletter July 20100.2 MiB473
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20030.1 MiB1108
LWC Grower Newsletter June 20050.2 MiB586
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20050.2 MiB632
LWC Grower Newsletter March 20081.2 MiB498
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20020.2 MiB859
LWC Grower Newsletter May 20090.1 MiB607
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20072.6 MiB793
LWC Grower Newsletter November 20100.2 MiB631
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20030.1 MiB747
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20040.2 MiB613
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20080.6 MiB735
LWC Grower Newsletter October 20090.3 MiB500
LWC Grower Newsletter Spring 20128.7 MiB686
LWC Grower Newsletter Summer 20110.4 MiB938
Composition of grapes0.3 MiB670
Defining sustainable viticulture from the practitioner perspective1.1 MiB858
Dormant Planting Season Information 199473 KiB655
Glossary: Viticulture0.3 MiB900
Grapevine physiology: How does a grapevine make sugar?0.8 MiB795
Innovation, cooperation, and the perceived benefits and costs of sustainable agriculture practices 20110.6 MiB1317
Learning pathways for sustainable vineyard and winery management2.4 MiB1005
Learning pathways in viticulture management0.2 MiB1181
Modreation i s the key to preventing herbicide resistance0.4 MiB556
Morphology and taxonomy of grapevines0.2 MiB2323
Physiology and productivity of the grapevine1.2 MiB635
Sustainability practice adoption and management goals of Central Coast, CA winegrape growers0.4 MiB913
Sustainability programs in the Central Coast viticulture region of California: winegrape grower perceptions and participation0.3 MiB553
Warning on the use of chemicals72 KiB517
Weed Science Test0.3 MiB614
Winegrower perceptions of sustainability programs in Lodi, California0.8 MiB734
A preemergence weed control trial in three year old Cabarnet Sauvignon grapes 19990.1 MiB700
A weather network to support crop disease management decisions0.8 MiB585
Average Willamette Mite and Grape Leafhopper counts for 1996-19970.1 MiB507
Bug alert for the Grape Leaf Skeletonizer (GLS)0.2 MiB452
Calibrating Vine Sprayers0.4 MiB2313
Calibration of herbicide sprayers0.3 MiB747
Grape Weed Control1.1 MiB468
IPM Program Update0.3 MiB671
IPM Program Update-19930.6 MiB601
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB510
Selected technical data for some common home and garden pesticides1.5 MiB970
Sidebar: Vine surgery tested as management strategy for Botryosphaeria0.2 MiB588
Simplified key to families of common California spiders0.8 MiB634
Some common natural enemies in vineyards 0.3 MiB517
Symptoms of herbicide injury1.1 MiB4452
Vegetation management in grapes0.4 MiB789
Wine grape and walnut weed control research progress report 19910.7 MiB601
Phomopsis cane and leaf spot of grapes1.3 MiB542
Phomopsis rears its ugly head again0.1 MiB533
A genetic map of Vitis vinifera: a foundation for improving the management of disease and flavor0.8 MiB672
Pierce's Disease in the North Coast0.4 MiB862
Pierce's Disease Q & A0.4 MiB515
New research findings on the control of grapevine powdery mildew0.2 MiB613
Powdery mildew weapons near 19930.8 MiB510
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1031
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB911
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB833
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB283
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB5875
Field budding and the care of the budded grapevine0.7 MiB919
T-bud grafting of grapevines0.2 MiB477
The production of certified grape stock1.7 MiB797
Vineyard propagation0.6 MiB1186
Vineyard propagation87 KiB560
Cordon length can influence fruit composition0.4 MiB763
Cordon or cane pruning? 19960.2 MiB740
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19930.6 MiB622
Evaluation of different severities of mechanical and hand pruning of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapevines for productivity, fruit composition and wine quality 19950.7 MiB644
Mechanical and minimal pruning in winegrape production 19960.4 MiB700
Pruning and mechanization 200637 KiB641
Pruning and training grapevines0.9 MiB2157
Training grapevines0.4 MiB693
Training grapevines0.4 MiB735
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB570
Grapevine red blotch disease 20130.5 MiB532
Borner Rootstock Patent0.3 MiB779
Breeding Vitis rupestris X Muscadinia rotundifolia rootstocks to control Xiphinema index and fanleaf degeneration0.4 MiB941
Complex parentage including Vitis vinifera0.2 MiB566
Cultural control of phylloxera in existing vineyards by root system conversion0.7 MiB624
Effect of rootstock on the composition and quality of wines from the Scion Chardonnay0.5 MiB641
Effects of rootstock and spacing on root distrbution0.6 MiB776
Effects of several nematode-resistant rootstocks on vine vigor, crop level, and nutrition with the grape variety, Grenache0.8 MiB1252
Grape rootstock varieties1.7 MiB556
Grape rootstocks show promise in North Coast0.4 MiB529
History of Teleki rootstocks and origin of 5C, SO40.4 MiB671
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 MiB732
New grape rootstocks with broad and durable nematode resistance0.9 MiB810
Potential interactions between rootstocks and grapevine latent viruses0.5 MiB837
Resistance of rootstocks to the virus transmitting nematode Xiphinema index0.3 MiB914
Root Mapping: An investigation of grape rootstocks below ground0.3 MiB649
Roots and root function0.7 MiB2507
Rootstock selection0.2 MiB550
Rootstocks on trial0.1 MiB511
Selected grapevine rootstock characteristics0.1 MiB549
Structure and physiology of the grapevine0.4 MiB593
Use of phylloxera-resistant rootstocks in California 19940.7 MiB520
Viticulture research field seminar0.4 MiB561
American Vineyard Foundation research report 19911.2 MiB614
Balanced soil fertility management in wine grape vineyards1.1 MiB2159
Big Valley grapes exhibit potassium deficiency symptoms0.2 MiB551
Boron deficiency in California vineyards1.6 MiB1433
Commercial sources of plant food used in vineyards67 KiB428
Dynamics of potassium release from potassium-bearing minerals as influenced by oxalic and citric acids1.0 MiB918
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB785
Fertilizer efficiency for winegrape vineyards 20060.4 MiB4530
Fertilizer value of grape pomace 19780.1 MiB833
Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in winegrapes: application timing comparisons and refinement of critical tissue analysis levels in four important cultivars0.4 MiB633
Influence of potassium deficiency and temporary potassium deficiency on nitrogen metabolism in leaves and berries of wine grapes0.4 MiB596
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi, soil fumigation, and growth of grapes in California0.9 MiB1627
Managing phosphorus deficiency in vineyards1.6 MiB1364
MKP0.6 MiB521
Monopatassium phosphate as a fertilizer component for liquid and suspension fertilizers (Ammoniating MKP solutions)2.4 MiB2006
Nature of the beast0.4 MiB504
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in from fertilizer: A review of state programs0.5 MiB547
Nitrogen requirements, use-efficiency 19940.4 MiB499
Phosphate expectations0.1 MiB437
Postharvest application of nitrogen in vineyards0.2 MiB556
Potassium fixation and its significance for California crop production 20111.1 MiB961
Soil-specific Potassium management in the Lodi winegrape region 20136.4 MiB853
Use of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis to describe microbial communities in soil0.3 MiB839
Use of tissue analysis in viticulture0.5 MiB2495
Vineyard Fertilization0.3 MiB1055
Vineyard nutrient needs vary with rootstocks and soils0.8 MiB876
Evaluation of wine grape varieties for Lodi0.6 MiB545
Variety Observation Trial 20050.6 MiB645
Zinfandel Heritage Clone Evaluation 20100.2 MiB634
Are barn owls a biological control for gophers? Evaluating effectiveness in vineyards and orchards0.4 MiB825
Attracting Barn Owls to farms1.4 MiB1043
Pocket gophers1.2 MiB1047
Summary of California studies analyzing the diet of barn owls0.4 MiB598
Vertebrate pest management in orchards0.7 MiB1069
Vertebrate pests in vineyards0.9 MiB814
Two golden rules of vitivculture0.4 MiB1184
Costs of establishing a wine grape vineyard in San Joaquin County0.2 MiB635
Economics of vineyard design: vine and row spacing, trellising1.4 MiB4760
Planting a vineyard with cuttings0.6 MiB582
Sample costs to establish a vineyard and produce winegrapes 20120.8 MiB1078
The potential of wine-grape production in the San Joaquin Delta area of California0.4 MiB1545
Tissue analysis- A guide to grapevine fertilization0.2 MiB1294
Grapevine red blotch disease 20120.4 MiB570
Involvement of viroids in grapvine diseases: Impact on clonal variation, vine performance, and wine quality0.7 MiB505
Latent viruses in vines sting growers0.2 MiB471
Meristem tip culturing for the elimination of grapevine viruses0.7 MiB604
News backgrounder: Sick California grapevines may have viruses0.2 MiB552
Ribavirin 1993 year-end report0.5 MiB588
The Davis grapevine virus collection0.6 MiB566
Vine failure can be caused by latent viruses0.5 MiB448
Estimating soil moisture by feel and appearance 19980.6 MiB785
Promoting fruit quality and vine health0.7 MiB1099
The role of veraison in berry drought tolerance 19950.4 MiB591
When understanding irrigation- many things are to be considered!1.0 MiB570
Winegrape water use and the effects of water deficits 20000.4 MiB471
Frost protection for North Coast vineyards1.7 MiB456
Frost recovery in vineyards0.2 MiB531
Microsprayer frost protection in vineyards1.1 MiB1017
Preventing frost damage in vineyards0.7 MiB623
Spring frost damage0.1 MiB601
Mechanical weeding in the vine row0.5 MiB720
Study guide for agricultural pest control advisers on weed control 1.8 MiB501
"Extended" winegrape ripening 20060.1 MiB1147
Effect of crop level and crop load on growth, yield, must and wine composition, and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon 19850.7 MiB1031
Effect of ethephon on color and fruit characteristics of 'Tokay' and 'Emperor' table grapes0.2 MiB1919
Effect of leaf to fruit ratio on fruit quality and shoot development in 'carignane' and 'zinfandel' wiunegrapes0.4 MiB757
Effects of crop level on chemical composition and headspace volatiles of Lodi Zinfandel grapes and wines0.6 MiB1599
Factors affecting soluble solids, acid, pH, and color in grapes 19860.5 MiB911
Grape cluster sun exposure and wine phenolics1.1 MiB733
Grape juice indicators for prediction of potential wine quality. Relationship between crop level, juice and wine composition, and wine sensory ratings and scores0.4 MiB1709
Integrated evolution of trellis training systems and machines to improve grape quality and vintage quality of mechanized Italian vineyards1.4 MiB803
pH=Quality 19840.5 MiB283
Some effects of overcropping on wine quality0.6 MiB1765
The general relationship between potassium, sodium and pH in grape juice and wine 19800.5 MiB5875
The influence of sunlight on grape berry growth and composition varies during fruit development 80 KiB695