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.

Enhancement of diagnostic capabilities in the Texas plant disease diagnostic laboratory.

PIs: David Appel; Ed Hellman

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $80,000
  • Start date: January 01, 2008
  • Stop date: January 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED