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.

Epidemiology of Pierce's disease in southern California: Identifying inoculum sources and transmission pathways.

PIs: Donald Cooksey; Heather Costa

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Assembly Bill 1232
  • Budget: $255,000
  • Start date: May 01, 2000
  • Stop date: July 31, 2003
  • Status: APPROVED