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 the glassy-winged sharpshooter in California: One cornerstone for the foundation of an integrated pest management program.

PIs: Mark Hoddle; Serguei Triapitsyn; Robert Luck; Richard Redak

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Assembly Bill 1232
  • Budget: $372,967
  • Start date: May 01, 2000
  • Stop date: May 31, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED