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.

Should neoclassical biological control agents from Argentina be released in California for control of the glassy-winged sharpshooter?

PIs: Mark Hoddle

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $144,177
  • Start date: July 01, 2006
  • Stop date: March 30, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED