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.

Evaluation of the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on the glassy-winged sharpshooter and its egg parasitoids.

PIs: Frank Byrne

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $42,000
  • Start date: July 15, 2007
  • Stop date: July 14, 2008
  • Status: APPROVED