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.

Development of a Pierce's disease management program in grape: Improving detection of Xylella fastidiosa in insect vectors and understanding transmission significance.

PIs: Blake Bextine; Forrest Mitchell

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $229,990
  • Start date: January 01, 2007
  • Stop date: January 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED