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 neonicotinoids and their plant metabolites in citrus trees and grapevines, and evaluation of their efficacy against the glassy-winged sharpshooter and the egg parasitoid Gonatocerus ashmeadi.

PIs: Nick Toscano; Frank Byrne

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $93,318
  • Start date: January 01, 2005
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED