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.

Impact of screen barriers and trap crops on infestation of a nursery yard by the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Matthew Blua

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease Control Program
  • Budget: $129,369
  • Start date: June 01, 2002
  • Stop date: April 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED