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.

Genetic characterization of the glassy-winged sharpshooter and its natural enemies to support and enhance the biological control program (2).

PIs: Jesse de Leon

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - ARS PD Fund
  • Budget: $
  • Start date: January 01, 2006
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED