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.

Phenology of reproduction, seasonal response to host plants, and ecological factors affecting survival of xylem sap feeding Hemiptera (Auchenorrhyncha) vectors of Pierce's disease of grapevine in Texas.

PIs: Isabelle Lauziere

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $449,205
  • Start date: January 01, 2006
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED