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 new strategies for the management of Pierce's disease of grapevine.

PIs: Philippe Rolshausen

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $24,261
  • Start date: February 01, 2013
  • Stop date: August 31, 2015
  • Status: APPROVED