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.

Impact of multiple-strain infections of Xylella fastidiosa on acquisition and transmission by the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Donald Cooksey; Carmen Gispert; Heather Costa

Reports:
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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $47,807
  • Start date: January 01, 2001
  • Stop date: January 01, 2003
  • Status: APPROVED