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, cultural, genetic, and chemical control of Pierce's disease.

PIs: Bruce Kirkpatrick; Andrew Walker; Ed Weber; Alexander Purcell; Peter Andersen

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Assembly Bill 1232
  • Budget: $675,000
  • Start date: June 01, 2000
  • Stop date: June 30, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED