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.

Biological control of Pierce's disease of grapevine with benign strains of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. piercei.

PIs: Donald Hopkins

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $214,172
  • Start date: July 01, 2007
  • Stop date: June 30, 2013
  • Status: APPROVED