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 and use of recombinant Homalodisca coagulata Virus-1 for controlling Homalodisca vitripennis, the glassy-winged sharpshooter

PIs: Bryce Falk

Collaborators: Michael Parrella;

Reports:

Funding sources:

  • Funded by: UC PD Fund
  • Budget: $247,810.00
  • Start date: July 1, 2010
  • Stop date: June 30, 2012
  • Status: APPROVED