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.

Assessing the potential of forage alfalfa crops to serve as Xylella fastidiosa primary inoculum sources in the San Joaquin Valley.

PIs: Russell Groves; Kent Daane; Mark Sisterson

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $150,182
  • Start date: July 15, 2006
  • Stop date: July 14, 2008
  • Status: APPROVED