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.

Keys to management of the glassy-winged sharpshooter: Interactions between host plants, malnutrition, and natural enemies.

PIs: Russell Mizell

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $85,000
  • Start date: January 01, 2002
  • Stop date: January 01, 2003
  • Status: APPROVED