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 and investigation of Vitis germplasm with potential tolerance to Pierce's disease, cooperating in the exploration of Xylella hosts and variability, and Pierce's disease extension outreach for

PIs: Jim Kamas

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $150,382
  • Start date: July 01, 2006
  • Stop date: July 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED