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.

Continuation of the field evaluation of grape plants expressing potential protective DNA sequences effective against Pierce's disease.

PIs: David Gilchrist

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $72,138
  • Start date: February 01, 2013
  • Stop date: June 30, 2017
  • Status: APPROVED