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  • Extra-curriculars enhance students' high school experience
    InsideHalton.com November 15, 2012

    GWSS has many teams in which student can be involved, including basketball, football, volleyball, field hockey and cross country to name a few. Sports teams are important to help students become physically active and help promote a healthy lifestyle ...


  • Fresno County targets grape pest in Easton
    Fresno Bee October 09, 2012

    Fresno Bee Fresno County targets grape pest in Easton Fresno Bee The county has been fighting the glassy-winged sharpshooter for more than a decade and has managed to keep the pest from infesting commercial vineyards. Grape growers fear the pest because it can carry the vine-killing Pierces disease ...


  • Fresno County attacks grape pest in Easton
    Fresno Bee October 09, 2012

    Fresno Bee Fresno County attacks grape pest in Easton Fresno Bee The county has been fighting the glassy-winged sharpshooter for more than a decade and has managed to keep the pest from infesting commercial vineyards. Grape growers fear the pest because it can carry the vine-killing Pierces disease ...


  • Glassy-winged sharpshooter, grape industry pest, found in Lemoore
    Fresno Bee September 22, 2012

    Fresno Bee Glassy-winged sharpshooter , grape industry pest, found in Lemoore Fresno Bee A glassy-winged sharpshooter , one of the grape industrys most feared pests, has been found in Kings County. The single insect was recently caught in a trap at a home in the northeast Lemoore area. This week, a ...


  • Glassy-winged sharpshooter, grape industry pest, found in Lemoore
    Fresno Bee September 21, 2012

    Fresno Bee Glassy-winged sharpshooter , grape industry pest, found in Lemoore Fresno Bee A glassy-winged sharpshooter , one of the grape industrys most feared pests, has been found in Kings County. The single insect was picked up in a trap at a home in northeast Lemoore. It is only the second sharp ...


  • A new tool for studying insect-plant warfare
    Phys.Org June 08, 2012

    A new way to wire up a young adult glassy-winged sharpshooter, an insect that can inject Pierces disease bacteria into grapes as it feeds, is helping ARS scientists better understand how plant-feeding insects do so much damage ...


  • Campaign aims to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter out of Napa County
    Vallejo Times-Herald May 05, 2012

    Campaign aims to keep the glassy-winged sharpshooter out of Napa County Vallejo Times-Herald "If the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter ever gets into Napa County, it will most likely not be on county-inspected commercial grape or nursery stock shipments, but in the car of a gardener who has bought a plant ...


  • Different kinds of spirits in Orange County
    TheRecordLive.com May 02, 2012

    Texas wines, however, are having a tough go of it because of a malady named Pierces Disease is striking vineyards. With Pierces Disease , the grapes may be fine the first year, but the vine will die the second year and become useless ...


  • Guarding Grapevines with Genes
    Wine Spectator March 13, 2012

    Guarding Grapevines with Genes Wine Spectator Scientists have created a vine gene that can kill Pierces disease , but will consumers accept wine from genetically modified vines? Its been more than a decade since the last major outbreak of Pierces disease devastated grapevines in California, ...


  • Grape vineyard a nifty addition to neighborhood
    Your Houston News February 29, 2012

    Grape vineyard a nifty addition to neighborhood Your Houston News Texas grape vines have been plagued with Pierces Disease which is an insect-transmitted disease which will cause serious blockages in the vines xylem (equivalent to blood vessels in humans). Researchers from Los Alamos National Labor ...


  • Supervisors to consider extending agreement to fight crop pest
    Porterville Recorder February 27, 2012

    Supervisors to consider extending agreement to fight crop pest Porterville Recorder The Tulare County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider extending an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture that would provide $570000 in funding for an area-wide glassy-winged sharpshooter manageme ...


  • Vintners adapt to changes
    Northern Virginia Daily February 25, 2012

    Vintners adapt to changes Northern Virginia Daily Warmer temperatures are bringing some "disfavored" effects, like Pierces disease , he said. "Its a bacterial disease of grapes, and its lethal to the vines," Wolf said. "Historically, its been in the southeastern part of the state, and weve seen a . ...


  • In the garden: Make gardening fun
    San Antonio Express February 24, 2012

    In the garden: Make gardening fun San Antonio Express These varieties have resistance to Pierces disease , which eliminates most other grapes in the first three years. If you prefer to use a natural organic granulated fertilizer formulation, this would be the ideal time to apply on your lawn at an ...


  • Genetic one-two punch may fight Pierce's disease in grapes
    TheGrower February 22, 2012

    A genetic one-two punch may keep Pierces disease , a deadly threat to the California winegrape industry, down for the count. University of California, Davis, plant sciences professor Abhaya Dandekar led the study into using two immune system defenses ... and more ...


  • California wines get major boost against Pierce's disease
    Western Farm Press February 21, 2012

    California wines get major boost against Pierces disease Western Farm Press Researchers have found a way to protect wine, despite the potential attack of Xylella fastidiosa (Xf), a bacterium that causes Pierces disease and poses a significant threat to the California wine industrys valuable grapevi ...


  • Sharpshooter finds on nursery plants are lowest in a decade
    California Farm Bureau February 21, 2012

    California Farm Bureau Sharpshooter finds on nursery plants are lowest in a decade California Farm Bureau The Pierces Disease /Glassy-winged Sharpshooter board said the pest detections on more than 44000 nursery stock shipments were the lowest number since the start of the inspection program nearly ...


  • A Pierce's Disease breakthrough?
    Central Valley Business Times February 21, 2012

    A Pierces Disease breakthrough? Central Valley Business Times After years of research, science may have had a breakthrough in efforts to combat the deadline grapevine killer known as Pierces Disease . Currently, there is no remedy once a vine is infected. In some parts of Southern California, the i ...


  • No money for flood control in Obama budget
    Napa Valley Register February 15, 2012

    No money for flood control in Obama budget Napa Valley Register Whitmer said he wasnt sure if the budget continued a trend of reducing funding for eradicating the glassy-winged sharpshooter . Last year, federal money for that program was reduced by $2.6 million. The sharpshooter infests some grape ...


  • State drops funds to fight light brown apple moth
    Napa Valley Register February 14, 2012

    State drops funds to fight light brown apple moth Napa Valley Register The real threat to Napa County agriculture, according to Whitmer, remains the glassy-winged sharpshooter that spreads Pierces disease . Thats the pest that keeps Whitmer awake at night. “The level of Pierces disease is at the le ...


  • REGION: Inland areas face spraying for pest
    Press-Enterprise February 09, 2012

    Then the glassy-winged sharpshooter attacked Inland vineyards and oleanders (the blight wiped out the ubiquitous oleanders along California freeways). In 2003, the regions pine forests were attacked by the bark beetle, leaving miles of trees dead and ... and more ...


  • GW's cannabis-based mouth spray gains Austrian OK for MS spasms
    FierceDrugDelivery February 08, 2012

    is your source for breaking news and insider analysis on the bio/pharmaceutical drug delivery industry. Sign up today to receive your FREE "insiders only" weekly email briefing! British drug developer GW Pharmaceutical will debut its ... and more ...


  • Texas wine industry suffering after budget cuts
    WOAI January 31, 2012

    Especially cuts in research to prevent problems like Pierces disease - a devastating bacteria carried by bugs. Holmberg put it this way. "You dont want to see that slip because there are things that will not be good for growing grapes in Texas. and more ...


  • State cuts affecting Texas wine industry
    WOAI January 31, 2012

    Especially cuts in research to prevent problems like Pierces disease - a devastating bacteria carried by bugs. Holmberg put it this way."You dont want to see that slip because there are things that will not be good for growing grapes in Texas. and more ...


  • On the whole, milder winter works in favor of the 2012 grape crop
    Patriot-News January 29, 2012

    (blog) "In southern regions, such as North Carolina and southern Virginia, is Pierces Disease . To decrease the spread of that disease, its really preferable that we get a couple of nights below 15 degrees to try and keep that disease in check ...


  • UCR scientist tackles Rwandan coffee scourge
    North County Times January 16, 2012

    UCR scientist tackles Rwandan coffee scourge North County Times The university has developed a reputation for expertise in combating agricultural pests, such as the glassy winged sharpshooter that threatened grape vines in Temecula in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The university focuses on threat ...


  • Expert: Bugs fight bugs best
    The Desert Sun January 12, 2012

    Expert: Bugs fight bugs best The Desert Sun He and fellow scientists found the combatant for the glassy-winged sharpshooter , which threatened Californias wine and table grape industries in the 1990s. Since releasing a parasitic wasp into the vineyards about 10 years ago, there has been a 93 ...


  • With or without climate change, Napa maintains green focus
    Napa Valley Register January 08, 2012

    With or without climate change, Napa maintains green focus Napa Valley Register Historically, the countys agricultural community has done a tremendous job dealing with more immediate threats like invasive pests, most recently the glassy-winged sharpshooter , the light brown apple moth and the Europ ...


  • Napa State, housing top county's legislative agenda
    Napa Valley Register January 06, 2012

    Napa State, housing top countys legislative agenda Napa Valley Register County officials would also like to see funding for the continued battle in the Napa Valley against the glassy-winged sharpshooter and the European grapevine moth. They would like to see the state and federal government adopt l ...


  • Grape growers fend off thieves, pests
    Fresno Business Journal January 05, 2012

    Grape growers fend off thieves, pests Fresno Business Journal The sharpshooter spreads Pierces Disease that can stunt growth and wipe out large areas of grapevines. One of the problems with the two kinds of sharpshooters is that they tend to move from citrus and alfalfa crops to grapevines ...


  • Business is going 'grape' at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
    Herald Zeitung January 05, 2012

    Business is going grape at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards Herald Zeitung But in 2000, tests confirmed that the vineyard was infested with Pierces disease , a bacterial pathogen that kills grape vines. The growers twice ripped out entire crops of diseased vines. “We had to decide to fold up shop or find ...


  • California wine industry finding friend in western bluebird
    Western Farm Press January 04, 2012

    California wine industry finding friend in western bluebird Western Farm Press 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 . After placing piec ...