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.

Vouchering specimens of egg parasitoids of the glassy-winged sharpshooter collected by the CDFA Pierce's Disease Biological Control Program in California and Texas A&M in Texas.

PIs: Serguei Triapitsyn

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $23,730
  • Start date: July 01, 2011
  • Stop date: June 30, 2013
  • Status: APPROVED