What is Pierce's Disease?

Pierce’s Disease is a bacterial infection, which is spread by bugs that feed on grapevines, particularly the "glassy winged sharpshooter." Grapevines that become infected with PD can quickly become sick and die.

Seasonal changes in glassy-winged sharpshooter age structure, abundance, host plant use, and dispersal.

PIs: Mark Hoddle; Robert Luck; Richard Redak

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Assembly Bill 1232
  • Budget: $225,000
  • Start date: May 01, 2000
  • Stop date: April 30, 2003
  • Status: APPROVED