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.

Genetic mapping of Xylella fastidiosa resistance gene(s) in grape germplasm from the southern United States.

PIs: Andrew Walker

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $1,821,447
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: June 30, 2014
  • Status: APPROVED