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.

Evaluation of commercial ant baits as a component of an integrated pest management program for vine mealybug.

PIs: Monica Cooper

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $46,450
  • Start date: July 01, 2015
  • Stop date: December 31, 2017
  • Status: APPROVED