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.

Chemical control of the glassy-winged sharpshooter: Establishment of baseline toxicity and development of monitoring techniques for detection of early resistance to insecticides.

PIs: Nick Toscano

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $115,000
  • Start date: January 01, 2002
  • Stop date: January 01, 2003
  • Status: APPROVED