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.

Expanding the range of grape rootstock and scion genotypes that can be genetically modified for use in research and product development.

PIs: David Tricoli

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $169,116
  • Start date: January 16, 2015
  • Stop date: June 30, 2018
  • Status: APPROVED