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.

Management of insecticide resistance in glassy-winged sharpshooter populations using toxicological, biochemical, and genomic tools.

PIs: Richard Redak

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $632,101
  • Start date: October 01, 2014
  • Stop date: December 31, 2019
  • Status: APPROVED