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.

Insect-symbiotic bacteria inhibitory to Xylella fastidiosa in sharpshooters.

PIs: Thomas Miller; Carol Lauzon; John Peloquin

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Assembly Bill 1232
  • Budget: $36,556
  • Start date: May 01, 2000
  • Stop date: June 30, 2001
  • Status: APPROVED