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.

Biological control of Pierce's disease with nonpathogenic strains of Xylella fastidiosa.

PIs: Donald Cooksey

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Assembly Bill 1232
  • Budget: $154,629
  • Start date: May 01, 2000
  • Stop date: June 30, 2003
  • Status: APPROVED