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  • The sting of the vines: Scientists con Pierce's germs and their sharpshooting ...
    Santa Cruz Sentinel December 25, 2011

    The sting of the vines: Scientists con Pierces germs and their sharpshooting ... Santa Cruz Sentinel But this was just the beginning of a statewide killing spree by a new duo behind Pierces disease: the sap-sucking insect known as the glassy-winged sharpshooter and the vine-choking bacteria Xylella ...


  • Lets Talk: A Story of Interspecies Communication
    Biofortified December 13, 2011

    We have shown that not only is Ax21 present in important plant pathogens such as Xanthomonas, which infects virtually all crop plants and in a microbe that causes Pierces disease on grapes, but it is also present in a human pathogen that infects ... and more ...


  • Looking Back in Lemoore
    Hanford Sentinel November 29, 2011

    Looking Back in Lemoore Hanford Sentinel The bill provides funding for the containment, and research of Pierces Disease , a vineyard-destroying disease spread by the glassy-winged sharpshooter that has hit several Valley counties in previous years. Also included in the bill is $4 million for ...


  • UCSC Grad Finds Bluebird–Wine Connection
    SantaCruz.com November 17, 2011

    Jedlicka found that placing nesting boxes on vineyard plots lures in populations of the entirely insectivorous bird, which in turn can fend off insect-borne blights such as the deadly Pierces disease ...


  • Hundreds of winemakers meet in Rochester
    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle November 13, 2011

    Hundreds of winemakers meet in Rochester Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Montgomery likes dry red wines, but the bacterial Pierces disease , to which no vinifera grapes have resistance, is prevalent ...


  • El Cerrito Prof's Bumper Crop of Info on California Farming
    Patch.com November 04, 2011

    The field guide deals with other threats to California farming, ranging from the glassy-winged sharpshooter to climate change to suburbanization. But on the whole, Starrs remains upbeat, encouraged b ...


  • Zebra chip a growing potato industry concern
    Western Farm Press October 21, 2011

    Zebra chip a growing potato industry concern Western Farm Press Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of California, Berkeley relating to ...


  • US: Scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease
    FreshPlaza October 20, 2011

    Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of California, Berkeley relating to another vector-borne disease system, Pierces disease of grapevi ...


  • A Wine Awakening?
    Myrtle Beach Sun News October 20, 2011

    A Wine Awakening? Myrtle Beach Sun News Two bugs, prominent in the Southeast, carry and spread a bacterial malfunction known as Pierces Disease - a disease that can decimate whole harvests of grapes. ...


  • New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease
    AgriLife Today October 19, 2011

    AgriLife Today New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease AgriLife Today Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of Cal ...


  • New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease
    Southwest Farm Press October 19, 2011

    New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease Southwest Farm Press Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of California, ...


  • UC Riverside gives local economy a lift
    North County Times October 15, 2011

    UC Riverside gives local economy a lift North County Times UC Riverside has long been known for its agricultural expertise, which proved useful for Temeculas Wine Country in the late 1990s when it wa ...


  • Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin October 15, 2011

    Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Another - but less likely - possibility is a bacterial disease called "cherry plum leaf scorch ...


  • UC Riverside gives local economy a lift
    North County Times October 14, 2011

    UC Riverside gives local economy a lift North County Times UC Riverside has long been known for its agricultural expertise, which proved useful for Temeculas Wine Country in the late 1990s when it wa ...


  • Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin October 14, 2011

    Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Another - but less likely - possibility is a bacterial disease called "cherry plum leaf scorch ...


  • GWS's Giant advantage
    Sportal.com.au October 13, 2011

    Greater Western Sydneys stranglehold on the top end of next months AFL draft tightened on Thursday after a deal with Adelaide ensured they had their hands on nine of the first 11 picks. The Crows off ...


  • GWS's Giant advantage
    Sportal.com.au October 12, 2011

    Greater Western Sydneys stranglehold on the top end of next months AFL draft tightened on Thursday after a deal with Adelaide ensured they had their hands on nine of the first 11 picks. The Crows off ...


  • Australian scientists save grapevines
    ABC Online October 04, 2011

    Australian scientists save grapevines ABC Online But probably the number one is a thing called Pierces disease , which they have had outbreaks in California in recent years. Its a fungal blight and i ...


  • Australian scientists save grapevines
    ABC Online October 03, 2011

    Australian scientists save grapevines ABC Online But probably the number one is a thing called Pierces disease , which they have had outbreaks in California in recent years. Its a fungal blight and i ...


  • Stopping them at the border
    Stockton Record September 22, 2011

    Stopping them at the border Stockton Record One example: the glassy-winged sharpshooter, a pest blamed for the spread of Pierces Disease in grapes. That infestation destroyed Temecula-area vineyards ...


  • Bamboo is beautiful, but can be messy
    Sun-Sentinel September 18, 2011

    You can try Suwannee or Lake Emerald, which resist Pierces disease and grow without grafting. Grapes will require spraying for fungal problems. Spykes Grove Nursery in Davie, 954-583-0426, carries gr ...


  • Frank Zalom Primed For Presidency of Entomological Society of America
    Patch.com September 06, 2011

    The Zalom lab has responded to six important pest invasions in the last decade, with research projects on glassy-winged sharpshooter , olive fruit fly, a new biotype of greenhouse whitefly, invasive ...


  • Temecula Valley wines a work in progress
    Los Angeles Times August 26, 2011

    Temecula Valley wines a work in progress Los Angeles Times However, setting aside Pierces disease and the prevailing party atmosphere, challenges remain. Problems with hygiene, brettanomyces and vola ...


  • Is this your year to go 'native?'
    Napa Valley Register August 24, 2011

    Is this your year to go native? Napa Valley Register To prevent the spread of the glassy-winged sharpshooter , purchase your plants from Napa County nurseries. The Napa County Agriculture Department ...


  • Up The Valley: What happens in St. Helena
    Napa Valley Register August 18, 2011

    Some are hard to fathom: Forestville, for example, is called the “Poison Oak Capital of the World,” which would be like calling ourselves the “Home of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter .” I've always th ...


  • Ag chief focuses on essentials
    Modesto Bee August 17, 2011

    The cuts included all of the state support for county fairs and some of the effort against pests such as the red imported fire ant and the glassy-winged sharpshooter . "There are a lot of programs th ...


  • State ag chief sees waning support
    Stockton Record August 17, 2011

    General-fund support has been slashed for programs to battle the red, imported fire ant, glassy-winged sharpshooter and Pierce's disease, for example. Many such programs now rely on funds from the US ...


  • Ag chief focuses on essentials
    Modesto Bee August 16, 2011

    Modesto Bee Ag chief focuses on essentials Modesto Bee The cuts included all of the state support for county fairs and some of the effort against pests such as the red imported fire ant and the glass ...


  • Joshua Siskin: Attract butterflies to your garden with the right plants
    Los Angeles Daily News August 13, 2011

    To control oleander leaf scorch, a bacterial disease that is spread by the glassy-winged sharpshooter insect, radical oleander pruning is recommended. According to Ted Batkin, a plant disease expert, ...


  • Texas grape crop staying sweet
    Sulphur Springs Country World News August 08, 2011

    One thing that's not a problem for most vineyards during the drought -- and this might be the best news of all for vineyards -- is that the glassy winged sharpshooter , which carries the dreaded Pier ...


  • SJ County ag profits drop again
    Modesto Bee August 06, 2011

    Hudson spent time discussing with the board three pests — the light brown apple moth, European grapevine moth and glassy-winged sharpshooter — that, if left uncontrolled, could decimate the county's ...


  • Stanislaus farming, child support programs pay off
    Modesto Bee August 03, 2011

    They found one glassy-winged sharpshooter and one case of red imported fire ants. One in four children in the United States receives child support. Four in 10 children in the United States don't live ...


  • County ag value dips
    Stockton Record August 03, 2011

    Hudson spent time discussing three pests in particular with the board - the light brown apple moth, European grapevine moth and glassy-winged sharpshooter - that, if left uncontrolled, could decimate ...


  • Stanislaus farming, child support programs pay off
    Modesto Bee August 02, 2011

    Stanislaus farming, child support programs pay off Modesto Bee They found one glassy-winged sharpshooter and one case of red imported fire ants. One in four children in the United States receives chi ...


  • Viticulture briefs
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat July 31, 2011

    This year's agenda includes the latest on certification and sustainability for Sonoma County grape growers, weed management strategies, new research findings on Pierce's Disease and protocols and pro ...


  • UC Davis Extension announces fall wine courses
    Insurance News Net July 30, 2011

    (press release) This year's topics include: breeding grapevines for Pierce's Disease resistance, controlling grape fungal disease such as powdery mildew and Botrytis bunch rot diseases, the grape gro ...


  • UC Davis Extension announces fall wine courses
    Insurance News Net July 29, 2011

    UC Davis Extension announces fall wine courses Insurance News Net (press release) This years topics include: breeding grapevines for Pierces Disease resistance, controlling grape fungal disease such ...


  • Keep up the work
    Stockton Record July 26, 2011

    The state chopped $4.2 million out of the effort to find a cure for Pierce's disease, a fatal grapevine disease, and to stem the pest that spreads the disease, the glassy-winged sharpshooter . The ef ...


  • Thumbs -- Published July 26, 2011
    Stockton Record July 26, 2011

    The state chopped $4.2 million out of the effort to find a cure for Pierce's disease, a fatal grapevine disease, and to stem the pest that spreads the disease, the glassy-winged sharpshooter . The ef ...


  • Folau set for GWS's clash with Swans
    The Canberra Times July 21, 2011

    Code-hopping Greater Western Sydney star Israel Folau will tackle Sydney's reserves this weekend after enjoying his first major break from the AFL classroom. Folau has worked hard to learn the intric ...


  • Budget cuts hinder fight against ag pest
    Stockton Record July 21, 2011

    State budget cuts took a $4.2 million bite out of a decade's long effort to stem the spread of and find a cure for Pierce's disease , a fatal grapevine infection, farm officials said. And it raised c ...


  • State budget cuts sap fight against grapevine killer
    Central Valley Business Times July 20, 2011

    California's Pierce's Disease Control Program, which is trying to eliminate a pest that's killing the state's vineyards, is taking a $3.06 million cut thanks to the all-cuts state budget that went in ...


  • Huffman Vineyards offers wine for every palate
    Jacksonville Daily News July 19, 2011

    Lee said many grape varieties will not grow in North Carolina because of Pierce's disease , a bacterial infection spread by bugs that feed on grapevines. He recently planted Norton “pod” grapes and h ...


  • A pesky problem: State looking at program to improve pest management
    Enterprise-Record July 18, 2011

    Jesse Svetlich (right) takes a swing with his net at a glassy-winged sharpshooter as fellow worker Pao Her (left) looks into his net in this July 13, 2001 file photo. The California Department of Foo ...


  • Texas has first grape harvest of 2011
    Your Houston News July 13, 2011

    In addition, we need a grape that is immune from Pierce's disease which is transmitted when these ugly bugs called Glassy Winged Sharpshooters bite the vines for their juices in the grape vines, simi ...


  • Tiny wasp joins California's effort to combat LBAM
    Western Farm Press July 07, 2011

    “We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example.” The LBAM is native to Australia and is known to damage crops as well ...


  • Gould's SOS over GWS
    The Daily Telegraph July 05, 2011

    NEW Penrith supremo Phil Gould will approach the NRL for urgent help in the heightening turf war against GWS, which stepped-up its offensive with a mail-box blitz to children across the city's west. ...


  • Gould's SOS over GWS
    Herald Sun July 05, 2011

    NEW Penrith supremo Phil Gould will approach the NRL for urgent help in the heightening turf war against GWS, which stepped-up its offensive with a mail-box blitz to children across the city's west. ...


  • GWS's mail dominance
    The Daily Telegraph July 05, 2011

    NEW Penrith supremo Phil Gould will approach the NRL for urgent help in the heightening turf war against GWS, which stepped-up its offensive with a mail-box blitz to children across the city's west. ...


  • STATE: CDFA deploys tiny wasps to help fight light brown apple moth
    Lake County News July 04, 2011

    “We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example.” The LBAM is native to Australia and is known to damage crops as well ...


  • California ag department unleashes stingerless wasps to fight apple moth
    The Salinas Californian July 02, 2011

    "We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example." The moth is native to Australia and is known to damage crops as well ...


  • California enlists wasps to fight apple moth
    The Packer July 01, 2011

    “We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example,” Ross said. Native to Australia, the light brown apple moth was first ...


  • Uncorked: Local winery set to expand across the state
    Anniston Star June 29, 2011

    The major reason vinifera does not survive in our area is Pierce's Disease , a bacterial infection spread by bugs that feed on grapevines. Because Pierce's is a global problem, UC Davis has used gene ...


  • Will Grapegrowers and Consumers Accept GMO Wines?
    Palate Pres June 27, 2011

    The work is motivated in part by the goal of profitably growing grapes in Florida, an endeavor historically plagued by unmanageable Pierce's Disease , but Dr. Gray sees benefits for growers of both w ...


  • County Agriculture Commissioner Retires After 21 Years
    Patch.com June 20, 2011

    One of Carl's proudest accomplishments as Sacramento County Agriculture Commissioner is winning a nearly decade-long battle against the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter , an insect that often carries a cro ...


  • Shots for wine
    Cosmos June 20, 2011

    Reducing wine merchants to ripping their own crops out of the ground in desperation, Pierce's disease had the potential to leave vineyards devastated. Erick Falcón investigates the effort behind vacc ...


  • HERB BENHAM: Heard it through the grapevine that they're here to stay
    Bakersfield Californian June 19, 2011

    Pierce's disease ? No chance. The grapevines have withstood dust storms, brutally foggy winters, Biblical floods, drought, human error and about any other tool in the malevolent cosmic toolbox. The o ...


  • County Agriculture Commissioner to Retire After 21 Years
    Patch.com June 18, 2011

    One of Carl's proudest accomplishments as Sacramento County Agriculture Commissioner is winning a nearly decade-long battle against the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter , an insect that often carries a cro ...


  • Sacramento County agriculture commissioner to retire
    Sacramento Bee June 15, 2011

    In 2009, he helped eradicate the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter , which can devastate grapevines, almonds, alfalfa and stone fruit. Carl and his wife are moving to Oregon to be closer to his two granddau ...


  • Texas Needs More Wine
    Palate Pres June 01, 2011

    “We've made significant advances in the control of the glassy-winged sharpshooter such that if you were to ask now, the answer you would probably get would be the late spring freeze or hail.” Aside f ...


  • Knights of a table that serves wine
    Washington Post May 31, 2011

    But it has also helped gain funding for specialty crop research and federal resources to fight the glassy-winged sharpshooter , a vine pest that nearly devastated California's grape industry and has ...


  • Wine industry fights off moths while on alert for sharpshooters
    Napa Valley Register May 23, 2011

    As the battle against the European grapevine moth continues, county officials are mounting another campaign against a pest that has yet to gain a foothold in the valley - the glassy-winged sharpshoot ...


  • 'Don't friend the bug'
    Napa Valley Register May 21, 2011

    Dave Whitmer, Napa County agricultural commissioner, said, “If the glassy-winged sharpshooter ever gets into Napa County, it will most likely not be on commercial grape or nursery stock shipments but ...


  • Ross: tax extensions necessary to stave off ag department cuts
    Capital Press May 17, 2011

    The agency also stands to lose much of its funding for fighting Pierce's Disease , an insect-borne condition that damages vineyards, Ross said. The agency is already on the hook for cutting a third o ...


  • Wines from the hea(r)t of Texas
    Napa Valley Register May 13, 2011

    Secondly, they've learned to live with Pierce's Disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooters, which are native to the area. They use insecticides to kill the bugs. The systemic compounds applied throu ...


  • A tribute to California Marsanne
    San Francisco Chronicle May 13, 2011

    (blog) The plant material hailed from Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm, who provided it from the vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains that he would eventually lose to Pierce's disease . What Grahm gave Lin ...


  • Texas Twitter Tuesday Recap – May 3
    Examiner.com May 04, 2011

    It's a grape that seems to be resistant, if not immune, to Pierce's disease . Dry Comal Creek makes three wines from Black Spanish. Drought has a big effect on wine grapes and the Black Spanish in 08 ...


  • Texas Twitter Tuesday Recap – May 3
    Examiner.com May 04, 2011

    It's a grape that seems to be resistant, if not immune, to Pierce's disease . Dry Comal Creek makes three wines from Black Spanish. Drought has a big effect on wine grapes and the Black Spanish in 08 ...


  • Commentary: Why Farm Bureau endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein
    California Farm Bureau May 03, 2011

    Feinstein has utilized her years of experience in the Senate to fight against invasive and destructive pests like the Mediterranean fruit fly, glassy-winged sharpshooter , Mexican fruit fly, Asian ci ...


  • Florida researcher working on disease-resistant grapes
    Southeast Farm Press April 28, 2011

    Many popular grape varieties are susceptible to disease in Florida, especially the bacterial malady called Pierce's disease , because the state's weather is hot and humid during much of the growing s ...


  • UF researcher's work takes Florida a step closer to disease-resistant grapes
    FreshPlaza April 27, 2011

    Many popular grape varieties are susceptible to disease in Florida, especially the bacterial malady called Pierce's disease , because the state's weather is hot and humid during much of the growing s ...


  • Invasive Moths Cause Concern for Grape Growers
    Patch.com April 22, 2011

    “We're looking for European Grapevine Moth {orange traps} and also gypsy moths, Mediterranean fruit fly, Japanese beetles, glassy-winged sharpshooter , and the light brown apple moth,” according to S ...


  • New Technique Improves Sensitivity Of PCR Pathogen Detection
    Medical News Today April 22, 2011

    (press release) However, Bio-PCR also improves detection of slow-growing pathogens such as Xylella fastidiosa , responsible for Pierce's disease of grapes and leaf scorch of shade trees. In studies w ...


  • 'Opus' wows 'Vino' lovers
    Napa Valley Register April 21, 2011

    Several in the audience were excited to hear that UC Davis is currently experimenting with a crossing of cabernet sauvignon and a native American variety, Vitis Arizonica, to create a variety resista ...


  • Budget cuts worry wine industry
    Sulphur Springs Country World News April 05, 2011

    Though funding for the Texas Pierce's Disease Research and Education program at Fredericksburg is not affected by the loss of funds in the TDA budget, that program is at risk from another direction. ...


  • Sharpshooter always a concern
    Napa Valley Register April 02, 2011

    The sharpshooter's sucking may not even harm the plant seriously, but as the insect moves from one plant to the next, it spreads the bacteria that cause Pierce's disease . As these bacteria multiply, ...


  • Garden Clippings It's all about good eating
    Tampa Bay Newspapers April 01, 2011

    Unfortunately, the virus Pierce's disease kills some types of traditional bunch grapes. The University of Florida has developed a new hybrid muscadine crossed with a bunch grape, Southern Home, that ...


  • Defining Sustainability: A Concept of Varied Means
    Palate Pres March 28, 2011

    For example, Pierce's Disease is a huge problem in Texas and thus pesticide standards there would understandably be more lenient than elsewhere. But a proliferation of different standards will only c ...


  • San Mateo County pest inspection programs could face cuts
    San Francisco Examiner March 24, 2011

    (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner) San Mateo County's efforts to prevent the glassy-winged sharpshooter , the gypsy moth and other harmful pests from damaging a $150 million agricultural industry may take a ...


  • IPM Specialist Frank Zalom named recipient of prestigious award
    Western Farm Press March 15, 2011

    The Zalom lab has responded to six important pest invasions in the last decade, with research projects on glassy-winged sharpshooter , olive fruit fly, a new biotype of greenhouse whitefly, invasive ...


  • The Vineyard at Florence. A New Winery Starts With Years of Experience
    D Magazine March 14, 2011

    These varieties have traditionally had as their primary virtue their resistance to Pierce's Disease , which is widespread in the state. Furthermore, these vines are pre-pubescent, in winemaking terms ...


  • Sniffing out trouble
    Stockton Record March 14, 2011

    The state has notably taken on the Mediterranean fruit fly, glassy winged sharpshooter and European grapevine moth, among others, in often expensive eradication programs. As one check against such in ...


  • County supervisors to choose members of new redistricting committee
    Visalia Times-Delta March 14, 2011

    Vote to approve an agreement for the county to receive a $1 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture to continue running the local Area Wide Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Management Program. ...


  • San Luis Obispo neighborhood treated for pests
    San Luis Obispo Tribune March 05, 2011

    Jennifer Steele, left, and James Moore, technicians with the county's Agriculture Department, treat a backyard citrus tree for the glassy-winged sharpshooter in The Arbors neighborhood ...


  • Secretary sharpens budget-cutting ax
    Capital Press March 03, 2011

    For example, the plan cuts nearly $2.5 million from the $11.56 million currently budgeted for border inspection stations, $1.12 million from the Pierce's Disease management program that now receives ...


  • Italian Grapes, American Tastes: Assessing New World Aglianico and Montepulciano
    Palate Pres February 28, 2011

    With its history of Pierce's Disease and Phylloxera, the area's hot climate presents a number of challenges. Nevertheless, people grow wine grapes all over the LA area. Some grow syrah and others gro ...


  • Federal budget may include cuts affecting farmers
    California Farm Bureau February 22, 2011

    That's an increase of $10 million to address the light brown apple moth but includes a reduction in efforts for the glassy-winged sharpshooter . Research funding would also see decreases—from $1.25 b ...


  • Washington budget slashing worries farmers
    Central Valley Business Times February 22, 2011

    That's an increase of $10 million to address the light brown apple moth but includes a reduction in efforts for the glassy-winged sharpshooter . Research funding would also see decreases — from $1.25 ...


  • Eddie McGuire rejects Sheedy invitation to play in Blacktown celebrity game
    The Daily Telegraph February 16, 2011

    KEVIN Sheedy has continued his baiting of Eddie McGuire, saying Collingwood fans are too scared to watch their team play in Greater ... and more ...


  • Report From 19th Annual Gulf Coast Grape Growers Field Day: Gulf Grape Growers ...
    D Magazine February 15, 2011

    It is the glassy-winged sharpshooter . The leafhopper insect is the principal spreader of Pierce's disease, a fatal disease to vinifera vines (the vines used ... and more ...


  • GWS's scathing memo to Eddie McGuire
    The Daily Telegraph February 14, 2011

    I hope you don't mind mate but I've been telling everyone up here in Sydney that we had a fight last week over that 'land of the falafel' ... and more ...


  • GWS's dirty little secrets
    The Daily Telegraph February 11, 2011

    The three wise men who know the names of the players who are likely to walk away from their current club at the end of the AFL season and join the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Led by football manag ...


  • Buy local to avoid a pest infestation
    Santa Ynez Valley News February 10, 2011

    Most people in our area remember the glassy-winged sharpshooter that is the vector for Pierce's Disease , a potential disaster for the wine-grape industry ...


  • Business News: Week of Feb. 7
    North Bay Business Journal February 07, 2011

    Napa Valley's Spring Mountain Vineyard installed 700 bluebird houses throughout its vineyards since 2008 to protect against the glassy-winged sharpshooter ...


  • Texas: There's Wine in Them Thar Hills
    Eater National February 07, 2011

    (blog) It would take decades and warfare with Pierce's Disease —a bacterial vine plague long considered the biggest inhibitor to successful production in the ...


  • Brown's proposed budget finds less room for agriculture
    California Independent Voter Network January 26, 2011

    Likely to be on the chopping block are state cost-sharing dollars to control the spread of Pierce's disease , a bacterial infection spread by insects which ...


  • County wants glassy-winged sharpshooter out of SLO neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo Tribune January 25, 2011

    The glassy-winged sharpshooter is considered a serious threat to the county's multimillion-dollar wine industry because it spreads bacteria that cause a ... and more ...


  • CDFA Cuts in Brown Budget Plan
    California Farmer January 24, 2011

    Also, a percentage of the $4.18 million of state's cost-sharing dollars to control the spread of Pierce's disease will likely be reduced. ... and more ...


  • Perissos Vineyard and Winery Aims To Join The Top Rank of Texas Wineries
    D Magazine January 19, 2011

    On the other hand, he was intrigued to hear of experiments being conducted by other Texas wineries to defeat the destructive effects of Pierce's Disease ...


  • Alabama wineries, Auburn University researchers team up to seek better vines ... - The Birmingham News
    The Birmingham News - al.com January 16, 2011

    (blog) Caused by a bacterium with the tongue-twisting name Xylella fastidiosa , PD makes grape leaves turn brown and crisp at the edges ...


  • COLUMN:A fruity, nutty time of year
    South Carolina Now January 09, 2011

    For instance, muscadine grapes will grow and produce many years in South Carolina but bunch-type grapes have a problem called Pierce's disease and will only ... and more ...