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.

Characterization of plant metabolites of imidacioprid in citrus trees and grapevines, and evaluation of their efficacy against glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Nick Toscano; Frank Byrne

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $47,819
  • Start date: January 01, 2004
  • Stop date: January 01, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED