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  • New Year's forecasts and resolutions for 2010
    Montgomery County Courier December 31, 2009

    Commercially available grapes vines (vitis vinifera – the classic grapes) that are resistant to Pierce's Disease will become available to Texas vineyards by ...


  • Cuts in funding, pests, trapping
    Ukiah Daily Journal December 26, 2009

    The Glassy Winged Sharpshooter is a pest that can spread Pierce's Disease, and funding is critical, the county's legislative report stated. ... and more ...


  • Whitmer re-appointed Ag Commissioner
    St. Helena Star December 17, 2009

    ... Whitmer outlined his accomplishments during his most recent tenure, including maintaining Napa County as an area free of the glassy-winged sharpshooter , ...


  • County ag commissioner retires
    Lompoc Record December 16, 2009

    ... without too much controversy in residential areas, during outbreaks of pests such as the light brown apple moth and the glassy-winged sharpshooter ...


  • State declares county free of vineyard pest
    Sacramento Bee December 16, 2009

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture has declared Sacramento County free of the glassy-winged sharpshooter , an insect that transmits a disease ... and more ...


  • County ag commissioner retires
    Santa Maria Times December 14, 2009

    ... without too much controversy in residential areas, during outbreaks of pests such as the light brown apple moth and the glassy-winged sharpshooter ...


  • Deadline nears for USDA grants
    Napa Valley Register December 10, 2009

    A sample of projects that qualify include: vineyard cover crops, streambank stabilization and riparian Pierce's disease management, livestock watering and ... and more ...


  • Florida Wine (BellaOnline)
    Florida Wine November 30, 2009

    Will Florida be the next fashionable wine producing area? Peter F May doesn't think so. Florida has a lot going for it but is struggling to make great wines ...


  • Nebraska wine's a fine idea for gifts (North Platte Telegraph)
    Nebraska wine's a fine idea for gifts November 29, 2009

    World-Herald News Service NORFOLK - Short on gift ideas? Take a look at Nebraska wines ...


  • WINES, WITH NOTES OF MBA
    El Paso Inc November 28, 2009

    ... sensing technologies and diagnostic devices, including a hand-held device to detect Pierce's disease , a bacterial infection that can wipe out vineyards. ... and more ...


  • Pest quarantines disrupt farms and nurseries
    California Farm Bureau November 24, 2009

    He said the psyllid program utilizes a regimen similar to that used to combat the glassy - winged sharpshooter , which carries Pierce's Disease in grapes. ... and more ...


  • Lodi woman to head state growers group
    Stockton Record November 24, 2009

    ... she expects to tackle issues such as renewal of the industry grape assessment used to combat Pierce's disease and the glassy - winged sharpshooter ; ...


  • Challenge of invasive pests
    Western Farm Press November 23, 2009

    Wynn directs the 10-year-old program to control the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter ( GWSS ), the vector for Pierce's disease. It has been challenging, ...


  • The First, and Greatest, Reality Show: Evolutionary Biology
    Discover Magazine November 23, 2009

    One of the most intimate so-called mutualisms can be found inside a notorious enemy of the American farmer, an insect called the glassy - winged sharpshooter ...


  • Of Pests and People (Napa Valley Register)
    Of Pests and People November 22, 2009

    When it comes to the European grapevine moth or light brown apple moth, the main battle is man versus insect for control of vineyards ...


  • Moth Wars (Napa Valley Register)
    Moth Wars November 22, 2009

    Napa County grapegrowers are used to looking for trouble in the form of bad weather, mildew on grape clusters or the vine-killing phylloxera that has twice swept through the valley ...


  • Franzia speaks to SJ wine growers
    Modesto Bee November 21, 2009

    ... Franzia also took the opportunity Friday to criticize the money California growers are forced to pay to battle the glassy - winged sharpshooter . ... and more ...


  • Valley growers see reason to toast wine market
    Fresno Bee November 21, 2009

    Known for his bluntness, Franzia attacked the need for growers to continue to pay for the battle against the glassy - winged sharpshooter . ... and more ...


  • UF grape research aims to push wine, grape industries beyond climate and pest ... - Checkbiotech.org
    Checkbiotech.org November 19, 2009

    (press release) Pierce's disease has been seen from California to Florida and is spread by an insect called the glassy - winged sharpshooter . It appears mild the first season ...


  • Winegrape Growers' leader Karen Ross to join Department of Agriculture
    Bizjournals.com November 18, 2009

    Highlights of Ross's tenure included working to eliminate invasive pests from vineyards, including a program to fight Pierce's Disease ; creation of the ... and more ...


  • Special sections: Florida Citrus Fewer grapefruit expected from Florida
    The Packer November 13, 2009

    Kevin Swords, Florida citrus sales manager for DNE World Fruit Sales, Fort Pierce , said this season is bringing high brix. “The pipeline is getting filled, ... and more ...


  • State corrects misinformation on citrus pest
    Capital Press November 12, 2009

    "Countries may take precautionary measures in case we could have it," said Bob Wynn, coordinator of CDFA's Pierce's Disease Control Program ...


  • TASTING ROOM PLAN ILLEGAL
    St. Helena Star November 11, 2009

    This regulation has about as much chance of surviving a legal challenge as a glassy - winged sharpshooter has of survival in Antarctica ...


  • How plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease
    Newspost Online November 11, 2009

    ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes ...


  • So you want to grow grapes? Here’s how to start (Greater Houston Weekly)
    So you want to grow grapes? Here’s how to start November 10, 2009

    There is a HUGE demand for more grapes grown in Texas. If Texas tripled its vineyards, it might satisfy the ever-growing demand for Texas grapes ...


  • How plants and bacteria talk
    Scientist Live November 09, 2009

    ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes ...


  • Study reveals how plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease
    Science Centric November 06, 2009

    ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes. ... and more ...


  • How plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease
    India Business Blog November 06, 2009

    (blog) ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes. ... and more ...


  • TASTING ROOM PLAN ILLEGAL
    St. Helena Star November 05, 2009

    This regulation has about as much chance of surviving a legal challenge as a glassy - winged sharpshooter has of survival in Antarctica ...


  • Bonny Doon winemaker gets serious
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel November 01, 2009

    We learn about the demise from Pierce's disease in the mid-1990s of his beloved Bonny Doon Estate Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains ...


  • Napa growers detect new grape pest
    Modesto Bee October 31, 2009

    Valley grape growers have been battling the glassy - winged sharpshooter for several years. The insect is feared because of its potential to carry the ... and more ...


  • County's assistant agricultural commissioner retires
    Visalia Times-Delta October 24, 2009

    ... department as it faced a dramatically increased workload ... primarily as a result of the introduction of the glassy - winged sharpshooter insect pest ...


  • Catch it! Bin it! Profit from it!
    guardian.co.uk October 24, 2009

    guardian.co.uk Catch it! Bin it! Profit from it! guardian.co.uk The doses – fine particles of dry powder – are in a blister pack that, once inserted into the device, automatically pierces each time t ...


  • Another moth threatens valley vineyards (The Weekly Calistogan)
    Another moth threatens valley vineyards October 21, 2009

    A new pest has landed in the Napa Valley. A single European grapevine moth, along with larvae, has been detected in Oakville, according to local agricultural officials ...


  • Puyallup kids can get free H1N1 shots
    TheNewsTribune.com October 20, 2009

    The first clinic in Pierce County to dispense free swine flu vaccine will be Saturday in Puyallup. It is one of six school-based clinics either planned or ...


  • Mad about muscadine
    Garner Citizen October 19, 2009

    The grape's vines are resistant to Pierce's disease , a bacterium which is carried by insects prevalent in eastern and central North Carolina and is deadly ... and more ...


  • New moth a threat to vineyards
    St. Helena Star October 17, 2009

    Patricia Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, which authorizes continuation of the Pierce's disease and glassy winged sharpshooter grower self-assessment to fund research ... and more ...


  • Another moth threatens valley vineyards (The Weekly Calistogan)
    Another moth threatens valley vineyards October 16, 2009

    A new pest has landed in the Napa Valley. A single European grapevine moth, along with larvae, has been detected in Oakville, according to local agricultural officials ...


  • Another moth threatens valley vineyards
    Weekly Calistogan October 15, 2009

    Patricia Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, which authorizes continuation of the Pierce's disease and glassy winged sharpshooter grower self-assessment to fund research ... and more ...


  • Governor's signing spree OKs more than a dozen local bills
    Napa Valley Register October 14, 2009

    Authorizes a vote of the Pierce's Disease and Glassy - winged Sharpshooter Board on whether the industry assessment should be continued ...


  • Governor's signing spree oks more than a dozen local bills
    Napa Valley Register October 14, 2009

    Authorizes a vote of the Pierce's Disease and Glassy - winged Sharpshooter Board on whether the industry assessment should be continued ...


  • Five Wiggins bills among those signed by governor last weekend
    Lake County News October 13, 2009

    SB 2, which authorizes a vote of the Pierce's Disease and Glassy - winged Sharpshooter Board on whether the industry assessment should be continued needs to ...


  • Calif. citrus farmers fear tree-killing disease
    Madison Daily Leader October 13, 2009

    The state is also home to the glassy - winged sharpshooter , a threat to grapes but also capable of carrying a debilitating disease called citrus variegated ... and more ...


  • Public lecture at UC Riverside to focus on the evolutionary struggle for cancer
    News-Medical.net October 13, 2009

    Currently, Nunney is working on a genomic study of Xylella fastidiosa , a plant pathogen causing Pierce's disease of grape, the disease that severely ...


  • New moth a threat to vineyards
    Napa Valley Register October 13, 2009

    Patricia Wiggins, D-Santa Rosa, which authorizes continuation of the Pierce's disease and glassy winged sharpshooter grower self-assessment to fund research ... and more ...


  • Gov. signs six bills by local reps, vetoes two others
    Times-Standard October 13, 2009

    Wiggins' Senate Bill 2 -- Sponsored by the California Association of Winegrape Growers and the Wine Institute, the bill will extend the Pierce's Disease ... and more ...


  • US: Citrus pest bugs farmers in California
    FreshPlaza October 12, 2009

    The state is also home to the glassy - winged sharpshooter , a threat to grapes but also capable of carrying a debilitating disease called citrus variegated ...


  • Funds to battle grape, oak diseases
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat October 12, 2009

    A $121 billion agricultural spending bill approved by Congress last week includes $30 million to fight Pierce's disease and sudden oak death syndrome. Rep ...


  • There's no reason to make Fresno a vacation spot
    Fresno Business Journal October 09, 2009

    The state is also home to the glassy - winged sharpshooter , a threat to grapes but also capable of carrying a debilitating disease called citrus variegated ... and more ...


  • Public Lecture At UC Riverside To Focus On Evolutionary Struggle With Cancer
    Medical News Today October 09, 2009

    (press release) Currently, Nunney is working on a genomic study of Xylella fastidiosa , a plant pathogen causing Pierce's disease of grape, the disease that severely ... and more ...


  • Calif. citrus farmers fear tree-killing disease
    The Associated Press October 08, 2009

    The state is also home to the glassy - winged sharpshooter , a threat to grapes but also capable of carrying a debilitating disease called citrus variegated ... and more ...


  • Evolutionary struggle with cancer is focus of public lecture at UC Riverside
    PhysOrg.com October 08, 2009

    Currently, Nunney is working on a genomic study of Xylella fastidiosa , a plant pathogen causing Pierce's disease of grape, the disease that severely ... and more ...


  • Live 5 News, Weather Sports, and Traffic for Charleston, SC-Calif. citrus ...
    Live 5 News October 08, 2009

    Live 5 News, Weather Sports, and Traffic for Charleston, SC-Calif. citrus ... Live 5 News The state is also home to the glassy - winged sharpshooter , a threat to grapes but also capable of carrying ...


  • Swine flu disaster plan could be just what the doctor ordered for small businesses - Vero Beach Press-Journal
    Vero Beach Press-Journal October 08, 2009

    FORT PIERCE — A howling hurricane and swine flu can shutter a small business equally fast, an expert told more than 100 small-business ...


  • Poage committee chairman shares life as politician
    Baylor University The Lariat Online October 08, 2009

    They have been very instrumental in spreading a deadly disease called Pierce's Disease that at one time threatened to wipe out the grape industry in ...


  • Citrus industry gears up for HLB
    Western Farm Press October 06, 2009

    The trapping will be done jointly with CDFA's glassy - winged sharpshooter program. As an example of the depth of the program, when maps are completed it will ... and more ...


  • Waiting for action: Eight bills by local lawmakers wait for ...
    Times-Standard October 04, 2009

    Wiggins' Senate Bill 2 -- Sponsored by the California Association of Winegrape Growers and the Wine Institute, the bill would extend the Pierce's Disease ...


  • Waiting for the governor's pen
    Napa Valley Register September 28, 2009

    One measure would extend state support for research into Pierce's disease, the vine-killing problem carried on the wings of the glassy - winged sharpshooter ...


  • No need to whine about the swine
    Daily Cardinal September 25, 2009

    Frank has eaten a bad egg, and a deadly disease (Laurence Fishburne) is looking to bring him down. Now it's up to Ozzie and Drix the pill (David Hyde Pierce ...


  • Ag at Large: Farm getaways expand appeal
    Porterville Recorder September 14, 2009

    ... have banished the scourge of Pierce's disease carried by the notorious glassy winged sharpshooter , tourism is likely to make a comeback there. ... and more ...


  • Winery harvests first grapes
    Monroe News Star September 07, 2009

    "The Black Spanish is the only true North American wine grape, and its resistant to Pierce Disease (a common problem for American growers)," he said. ... and more ...


  • Wiggins' wine bill heads to governor
    Times-Standard September 04, 2009

    By extending the sunset date, the Pierce's Disease Control Program can continue to combat the spread of Pierce's Disease and the Glassy - Winged Sharpshooter ...


  • Wine classes offer history, good taste
    Herald Zeitung August 30, 2009

    After the vineyard suffered through Pierce's disease , a grape-destroyer that is endemic to this area, Houser replanted. He came across the Black Spanish ... and more ...


  • New grape variety is disease resistan...
    University of Florida August 24, 2009

    Muscadines are typically resistant to Pierce's disease , which plagues many grape varieties grown in Florida, but they can be susceptible to bitter rot or ...


  • Mothballing vineyards pose biosecurity risks (Queensland Country Life)
    Mothballing vineyards pose biosecurity risks August 17, 2009

    AUSTRALIA'S wine and table grape industries are facing an escalating biosecurity challenge due to the increasing mothballing, and abandonment, of vineyards ...


  • California Nursery Industry Hosts Cal... - PR-USA.net
    PR-USA.net August 05, 2009

    (press release) Asian Citrus Psyllid, Light Brown Apple Moth, Sudden Oak Death, and Glassy - winged Sharpshooter were among the invasive pests discussed, along with the ... and more ...


  • Report: Sacramento County crops worth $358M in '08
    Bizjournals.com July 30, 2009

    The commissioner also reported that for the first time since 1999, no glassy - winged sharpshooters were found in Sacramento. The insect, which is not harmful ... and more ...


  • Bug Watch – Ag Pests Feel the Heat
    Valley Voice July 22, 2009

    The GWSS can carry the virulent Pierce's Disease that kills off grapevines. The disease had taken a hold on vineyards in the Edison area in part because it ...


  • Winery in Temecula was among first, now celebrating 40 years
    Press-Enterprise July 22, 2009

    Production fell after Callaway lost half its vineyards to Pierce's Disease , which kills vines choking off their water supply, in 2000, and Allied began ... and more ...


  • Another View: Invasive animal species cause threats, raise costs
    Pasadena Star-News July 17, 2009

    ... the Great Lakes to the glassy - winged sharpshooter , a bacteria-carrying insect that has caused nearly $40 million in losses in California's wine country. ... and more ...


  • Cotton-to-wine grape transition pays off
    Southwest Farm Press July 13, 2009

    “Some vines have tested positive for Xylella fastidiosa , the causal organism of Pierce's disease on the High Plains,” Hellman said ...


  • Grape stomps celebrate wine harvests (Greater Houston Weekly)
    Grape stomps celebrate wine harvests July 13, 2009

    Several local wineries will hold “grape stomps” celebrating the harvest. Pleasant Hill Winery near Brenham will host grape stomps each weekend from July 17 through Aug. 9 ...


  • House passes important research programs for agriculture
    Lake County News July 11, 2009

    “We cannot let up in the fight against Pierce's disease, and its vector, the glassy winged sharpshooter ,” said Congressman Thompson. ... ...


  • Commentary: Pythons must be banned
    News & Observer July 10, 2009

    Commentary: Pythons must be banned News & Observer ... the Great Lakes to the glassy - winged sharpshooter , a bacteria-carrying insect that has caused nearly $40 million in losses in California's wi ...


  • Backyard bugs
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat July 10, 2009

    These beneficial insects will go after glassy - winged sharpshooters , the western flower thrip, black aphids, white flies and leaf hoppers. ... ...


  • Bonny Doon Vineyard's Randall Grahm makes a bid to be known for wines, not wackiness (San Jose Mercury News)
    Mercury News July 08, 2009

    Bonny Doon Vineyard founder Randall Grahm is continually reinventing his wines and his winery.He started Bonny Doon in 1981 with the aim of making great pinot noir ...


  • It's back: Sharpshooter returns
    Inland Empire News July 08, 2009

    It's been 11-years since the glassy - winged sharpshooter began devouring grapevines in Temecula's wine country. Forty percent of the vineyards were replanted ... ...


  • Patianna Organic Vineyards: A way of life
    Ukiah Daily Journal June 28, 2009

    When they were worried about the glassy winged sharpshooter , which is devastating to grape vines, he explains, "we can't put chemicals because we want to ... ...


  • Assembly ag committee approves extension of Pierce's Disease program
    Capital Press June 25, 2009

    The Pierce's Disease/ Glassy - winged Sharpshooter Board, created in 2001 to direct the Pierce's Disease Control Program, was due to sunset in 2011. ... ...


  • Texas Red Festival on tap for City of Bryan
    Montgomery County Courier June 12, 2009

    Episode 5: Franklin Houser of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery in New Braunfels, Texas discusses Black Spanish, a red-fleshed grape that is highly resistant to Pierce's Disease and thrives in Tex ...


  • Senate extends Pierce's disease control program
    Capital Press June 04, 2009

    In the meantime, the state program will help contain Pierce's disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the insect that spreads it. The bill would also extend the program to additional pests and di ...


  • Senate extends Pierce's disease control program
    Capital Press June 04, 2009

    Senate extends Pierce's disease control programCapital Press (subscription)In the meantime, the state program will help contain Pierce's disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the insect that sp ...


  • How To Fight Super Pests? Build Superbugs.
    Alibaba News Channel June 03, 2009

    How To Fight Super Pests? Build Superbugs.Alibaba News ChannelCalifornia has waged a decade-long war against the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, a half-inch long brown fly, which infects grapes with a ro ...


  • TOURISM: Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival still flying high
    North County Times June 03, 2009

    Over that decade, the wineries fought off a serious threat from a fatal vine infection called Pierce's disease, spread by an insect called the glassy-winged sharpshooter. While hundreds of acres of v ...


  • How To Fight Super Pests? Build Superbugs.
    Alibaba News Channel June 03, 2009

    California has waged a decade-long war against the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, a half-inch long brown fly, which infects grapes with a rotting disease that has cost the state's wine-growers millions ...


  • Vail wines: Artisan winery leads green movement
    Vail Daily News June 02, 2009

    The next bug Fowler says she plans to tackle is the glassy-winged sharpshooter, known for spreading Pierce's disease, which can kill grapevines. Peju's efforts are paying off. It was named top artisa ...


  • Pierce's Disease control program may expand
    Central Valley Business Times June 02, 2009

    ... threatened to cause sizable damage to grapes due to the arrival of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, a fly-sized insect that suck moisture out of plants as it infects them with the bacterium Xylell ...


  • Texas Hill Country wineries' determination a lesson we can follow
    Examiner.com June 01, 2009

    Many vineyards and wineries with vineyards struggle with the glassy winged sharpshooter, an insect that may infect grapevines with a disease called Pierce's disease. Infected vines will die. Pierce's ...


  • Parks and Napa Pipe
    Napa Valley Register May 20, 2009

    May has been proclaimed “Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Awareness Month” by the Board of Supervisors. The board wants Napa County residents to know that the threat is still out there — that it is as impo ...


  • WINE BRIEFS (The St. Helena Star)
    WINE BRIEFS May 13, 2009

    The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) has announced the recipient of its 2009 Grower of the Year award. Longtime Napa grower Andrew Hoxsey will be honored at the organization’s 34th Annual Dinner on May ...


  • Bonny Doon Vineyard tasting room adds gourmet cafe
    Santa Cruz Sentinel May 13, 2009

    He goes on to point out how random winemaking can be, "accidentally" delivering this incredible syrah before the glassy-winged sharpshooter, which carries Pierce's disease, wiped out the vineyard. Th ...


  • WINE BRIEFS - St. Helena Star
    St. Helena Star May 12, 2009

    The State Senate Committee on Food & Agriculture voted 5-0 recently to approve SB 2, legislation by Senator Patricia Wiggins (D - Santa Rosa) to extend the Pierce's Disease/Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter ...


  • WINE BRIEFS (The St. Helena Star)
    WINE BRIEFS May 11, 2009

    The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) has announced the recipient of its 2009 Grower of the Year award. Longtime Napa grower Andrew Hoxsey will be honored at the organization’s 34th Annual Dinner on May ...


  • Hike your way to bluebird of happiness
    San Francisco Chronicle May 08, 2009

    Last year the winery built 500 bluebird boxes in hopes of recruiting the birds for the elimination of the blue-green sharpshooter, a nemesis to the grapevine and small cousin to the glassy-winged sha ...


  • Cuts will hurt - from elections to animal control, officials say
    Sacramento Bee April 29, 2009

    His department is the one that dealt with the Japanese beetle infestation in thelate 1980sandmorerecently has been combating the glassy-winged sharpshooter, an invasive insect that has threatened gra ...


  • Extra wine briefs - St. Helena Star
    St. Helena Star April 26, 2009

    ... committee for the past two years, said, "There are major issues that the wine industry currently faces such as the economic downturn, the threat of a serious drought, diseases and pests such as P ...


  • Sharpshooter war may be extended
    Central Valley Business Times April 22, 2009

    ... threatened to cause sizable damage to grapes due to the arrival of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, an insect that carries the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, which causes Pierce's Disease in grapes ...


  • WINDMILL COUNTRY: Conaway stresses impact to ag
    San Angelo Standard Times April 21, 2009

    "Since his election, Conaway has been an advocate for West Texas agriculture and has supported many initiatives that have benefited this region including the wool and mohair research program, Pierce' ...


  • Who's Who at the County: Tony Linegar
    Ukiah Daily Journal April 20, 2009

    The department tests for and manages the glassy winged sharpshooter, inspects incoming plant and nursery stock and enforces the Sudden Oak Death Quarantine. The Pesticide Use Enforcement Program, acc ...


  • Steven McIntyre planning winery off River Road, south of Gonzales (The Salinas Californian)
    Steven McIntyre planning winery off River Road, south of Gonzales April 18, 2009

    Steve McIntyre says he's not only committed to environmentally and economically sustainable practices in his own Soledad vineyard, but has encouraged other grape growers to follow suit. ...


  • Fresno County ag officials escalate battle against a growing pest ...
    Fresno Bee April 17, 2009

    By Robert Rodriguez / The Fresno Bee Fresno County agricultural officials are deploying some new tools and strategies in their annual battle against one of grape industry's most feared pests — the gl ...


  • PD EDITORIAL: Earmarks again
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat April 16, 2009

    The requests include $92 million for a flood-control project for the Napa River; $5 million for preliminary work on the SMART commuter rail line; $30 million to combat vineyard-threatening Pierce's d ...


  • Grape production down, acre price up
    abc7news.com April 09, 2009

    The numbers do not include many vineyards that use organic practices and qualify for organic certification but whose owners do not choose official certification. Only two glassy-winged sharpshooter e ...


  • Bluebirds of happiness
    Weekly Calistogan April 09, 2009

    Cantisano was talking about building bird houses to attract bluebirds to the Spring Mountain vineyards to combat the blue-green sharpshooter, which, as a smaller cousin to the more notorious glassy w ...


  • Planning a home orchard
    Bullard News April 07, 2009

    Only certain grapes will perform in our area, while the majority of high quality table and wine grape varieties are susceptible to a life-shortening pest called Pierce's Disease. Muscadine grapes, wh ...


  • Thompson appropriations requests total $18 million for Lake County
    Lake County News April 07, 2009

    Thompson made $46.7 million in requests for agriculture-related research and projects, including $30 million for the US Department of Agriculture to work on containment and control of the glassy-wing ...


  • Thompson's earmarks reach $395 million
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat April 05, 2009

    One of the largest requests is for $30 million to pay for efforts to fight the vineyard-killing Pierce’s disease, which can be spread by the glassy winged sharpshooter. Agricultural officals are tryi ...


  • Ag briefs, April 5 - San Angelo Standard-Times
    San Angelo Standard-Times April 05, 2009

    The sixth annual Texas Pierce's Disease Symposium will start at 8:30 am and end at 5:30 pm April 16 at Thurman's Mansion, located at 17900 Farm-to-Market Road 1826 in Driftwood. "The symposium will f ...


  • Wine country 40 years in the making (The Temecula Valley News)
    Wine country 40 years in the making April 03, 2009

    Callaway Winery was founded in 1969 by Ely Callaway, who went on to gain fame and fortune in the world of golf. Extensive research had led Callaway to Temecula and to veteran viticulturist John Moram ...


  • Wine country 40 years in the making (The Temecula Valley News)
    Wine country 40 years in the making April 03, 2009

    Callaway Winery was founded in 1969 by Ely Callaway, who went on to gain fame and fortune in the world of golf. Extensive research had led Callaway to Temecula and to veteran viticulturist John Moram ...


  • News Briefs
    Capital Press April 02, 2009

    Pierce's Disease 10 years of Progress Towards a Solution - Nancy Irelan research director and Bob Wynn, Statewide Coordinator CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program. • 4:30-5:00. Review of Local Vitic ...


  • Callaway Vineyard & Winery 40 Years in the Making (Inland Empire Business Journal)
    Callaway Vineyard & Winery 40 Years in the Making April 01, 2009

    Callaway Winery was founded in 1969 by Ely Callaway, who went on to gain fame and fortune in the world of golf. Extensive research led Callaway to Temecula and to veteran viticulturist John Moramarco ...


  • Sixth Texas Pierce's disease symposium set April 16 in Driftwood
    Southwest Farm Press March 30, 2009

    Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will host the sixth-annual Texas Pierce's Disease Symposium on April 16. The symposium will take place from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Thur ...


  • Sixth Texas Pierce’s disease symposium set April 16 in Driftwood
    Southwest Farm Press March 30, 2009

    Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will host the sixth-annual Texas Pierce's Disease Symposium on April 16. The symposium will take place from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at Thur ...


  • FYI Datebook: Events calendar for North County
    San Diego Union Tribune March 29, 2009

    Features seminar on the wine industry and an update on the Pierce's Disease control program. (800) 801-WINE. Palomar Chamber Singers and Palomar Women's Chorus, 12:30 pm Thursday, Palomar College, 11 ...


  • FYI Datebook: Events calendar for North County
    San Diego Union Tribune March 29, 2009

    Features seminar on the wine industry and an update on the Pierce's Disease control program. (800) 801-WINE. Palomar Chamber Singers and Palomar Women's Chorus, 12:30 pm Thursday, Palomar College, 11 ...


  • Research into vineyard disease bearing fruit (Kitchener
    Waterloo Record) March 25, 2009

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Researcher Caroline Roper turned a potted grape vine onto its side and treated the stem with a clear liquid intended to protect it from the ravages of Pierce's disease. ...


  • Vineyard disease bearing
    WWLP 22News March 25, 2009

    Among other things, the money pays for spraying insecticides in the Central Valley to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the insect that spreads the disease, from moving farther north and wreaking ...


  • Research into vineyard disease bearing fruit
    IdahoStatesman.com March 25, 2009

    Among other things, the money pays for spraying insecticides in the Central Valley to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter - the insect that spreads the disease - from moving farther north and wreakin ...


  • The Dirt: Weeding out botanical rogues
    San Francisco Chronicle March 21, 2009

    Some - the Mediterranean fruit fly, the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the light brown apple moth - pose threats to agriculture. The exotic yellow star thistle is toxic to horses. Other exotic plants fo ...


  • Vineyard vaccine (The Monterey County Herald)
    Vineyard vaccine March 21, 2009

    RIVERSIDE — Researcher Caroline Roper turned a potted grape vine onto its side and treated the stem with a clear liquid intended to protect it from the ravages of Pierce's disease. ...


  • Research into vineyard disease bearing fruit
    Capital Press March 21, 2009

    Among other things, the money pays for spraying insecticides in the Central Valley to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter - the insect that spreads the disease - from moving farther north and wreakin ...


  • Grape Vine Researchers Works Magic with Vaccines
    NBC Los Angeles March 20, 2009

    Among other things, the money pays for spraying insecticides in the Central Valley to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter -- the insect that spreads the disease -- from moving farther north and wreak ...


  • Research into devastating vineyard disease producing results
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat March 20, 2009

    Among other things, the money pays for spraying insecticides in the Central Valley to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter - the insect that spreads the disease - from moving farther north and wreakin ...


  • Research into vineyard disease bearing fruit
    San Diego Union Tribune March 20, 2009

    Among other things, the money pays for spraying insecticides in the Central Valley to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter – the insect that spreads the disease – from moving farther north and wreakin ...


  • Earmarks worthwhile, Farr says
    Monterey County Herald March 10, 2009

    Those include about $1.1 million for pest detection work; $704000 for fresh produce food-safety programs, $1.5 million to combat Pierce's disease in vineyards, $1.4 million for a viticulture consorti ...


  • Official fights tree disease
    Capital Press March 05, 2009

    "He has been a leading force in unifying state, federal and local efforts to prevent and abate such pests as the Mediterranean and other fruit flies, glassy-winged sharpshooter and our current proble ...


  • A county report urges control of vineyard pests in Temecula Wine ...
    Trading Markets March 03, 2009

    The report by the Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner's Office doesn't predict a new epidemic, but urges growers to do their part to control the glassy-winged sharpshooter. If the population i ...


  • North Bay reps secure fed. funding
    abc7news.com February 26, 2009

    The money secured by Woolsey and Thompson includes $427500 for preliminary engineering plans for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District; $5.3 million for Sudden Oak Death and $24.5 million to fi ...


  • ‘Sharpshooter’ gains a comeback
    Inland Empire News February 25, 2009

    There’s been a resurgence of the glassy-winged sharpshooter in the Temecula Wine Country. The insect first appeared more than 10-years ago and decimated 40 percent of the vineyards. Most of the vines ...


  • ECOLOGY: California steps up effort to halt invasive species
    North County Times February 16, 2009

    Other threats the council will be studying include: the glassy-winged sharpshooter, which transmits the fatal Pierce's disease to grape vines; the Asian gypsy moth and longhorned beetle, which threat ...


  • Ag commissioner muses on 37 years of service
    Ukiah Daily Journal February 11, 2009

    In addition to certifying and sealing scales, Bengston was responsible for controlling what he calls the "pest du jour" - perhaps a glassy winged sharpshooter, light brown apple moth or yellow star t ...


  • California steps up effort to halt invasive species
    Sierra Sun February 11, 2009

    Other threats the council will be studying include: the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, which transmits the fatal Pierce's Disease to grape vines; the Asian gypsy moth and longhorneed beetle, which threa ...


  • A Garden View: Winter chores and dying oleanders
    Contra Costa Times February 07, 2009

    Oleanders are dying from oleander leaf scorch, a disease caused by a bacterium known as Xylella fastidiosa — related to, but not the same as, Pierce's disease in grapevines. The pathogen attacks the ...


  • Oleanders are Dying in San Diego (San Diego Reader)
    Oleanders are Dying in San Diego February 06, 2009

    A bacterium commonly identified with grape vines (Xylella fastidiosa) is the suspected cause of “oleander leaf scorch,” which is resulting in the slow deaths of thousands of oleanders in San Diego Co ...