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.

Continued field evaluation of diffusible signal factor producing grape for control of Pierce's disease.

PIs: Steven Lindow

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $15,156
  • Start date: February 01, 2013
  • Stop date: June 30, 2016
  • Status: APPROVED