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.

Sampling, seasonal abundance, and distribution of glassy-winged sharpshooters in citrus and grapes

PIs: Jacquelyn Blackmer; Nick Toscano; James Hagler; Steve Naranjo; Steven Castle

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $224,856
  • Start date: January 01, 2002
  • Stop date: January 01, 2003
  • Status: APPROVED