General Grape Production
- WESTERN WA – Growing Winegrapes in Maritime Western Washington – WSU #EM068e
- On-Farm Vineyard Trials: A Grower’s Guide – WSU #EM098e
Organic Farm Transition
- ORGANIC – Organic Transition: A Business Planner for Farmers, Ranchers and Food Entrepreneurs – Western SARE Document
- ORGANIC – Organic Grape Production Guide (.pdf) – Cornell University
- ORGANIC – Organic Winegrowing Manual – UC-ANR #3511
- Washington Tilth Association – a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to provide support for and promotion of biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture.
- WSDA Organic Food Program – Provides information on the procedures of becoming certified organic, and is a certifying agency for growers.
- USDA National Organic Program – The NOP develops and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products.
Variety Changing / Grafting-Over
- Field Grafting Grapevines in Washington State – WSU #EM121e
- Chip Bud Grafting in Washington State Vineyards – WSU #EB2023
- Illustrated Guide to Field Grafting Grapevines – Northwest Berry & Grape Network (PNW Universities and USDA)
- Grape Genetic Testing and Identification – A service provided by the Foundation Plant Service out of UC-Davis that can determine the variety/cultivar of an unknown grapevine. Clonal identification is currently not available.
Canopy and Crop Management
- Basic Consideration for Pruning Grapevines– Extension.org
- Grapevine Pruning Practices – eXtension.org
- Pruning Basics – eXtension.org Webpage
- The Role of Canopy Management in Vine Balance – OSU #EM9071
- Canopy Management for Pacific Northwest Vineyards – WSU #EB2018e
- Vineyard Yield Estimation – WSU #EM086e
- ESPAÑOL-Estimación del Rendimiento del Viñedo – WSU #EM086ES
- Crop Thinning – eXtension.org Webpage
- Understanding Vine Balance (.pdf) – OSU #EM9068
Vineyard Floor Management
- Cover Crops as a Floor Management Strategy for Pacific Northwest Vineyards – WSU #EB2010
- Washington Vineyards “Beauty with Benefits” Project – WSU Website
- Weed Management – WSU Webpage
- ORGANIC – Cover Cropping Systems for Organically Farmed Vineyards. Practical Winery & Vineyard Magazine 2004
Irrigation and Water Management
This information can be found under Irrigation.
Pest, Disease, Disorder and Nutrition Management
This information can be found under:
- Nutrition & soils
- Grape insects
- Pesticide application technology
- Pesticide information & licenses
- Vineyard vertebrates
- Disease & disease control
- Disorders & other issues
Viticulture Certificate Courses
Take individual programs from the Viticulture Certificate Course, and custom-build your knowledge base.
Need a Consultant?
Washington Winegrowers Association, an industry organization in Washington, has a list of private consultants that can help you with the details of vineyard establishment.