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.

Host plant preference and natural infectivity of insect vectors on common weeds known to host Xylella fastidiosa.f

PIs: Kent Daane

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $54,435
  • Start date: July 15, 2006
  • Stop date: July 14, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED