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.

Glassy-winged sharpshooter behavior and host plant phenology in Kern County, California.

PIs: Kim Kolb

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $32,578
  • Start date: January 01, 2003
  • Stop date: January 01, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED