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.

Epidemiology of Pierce's disease in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California: Factors affecting pathogen distribution and dispersal.

PIs: Russell Groves; Mark Sisterson

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $142,793
  • Start date: January 01, 2004
  • Stop date: January 01, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED