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.

Greenhouse evaluation of grapevine fungal endophytes and fungal natural products antagonistic to Xylella fastidiosa for control of Pierce's disease.

PIs: Philippe Rolshausen

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $92,402
  • Start date: July 01, 2016
  • Stop date: December 31, 2017
  • Status: APPROVED