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 the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Bryce Falk

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $249,495
  • Start date: July 01, 2011
  • Stop date: June 30, 2014
  • Status: APPROVED