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.

Timing of field transmission of grapevine red blotch-associated virus.

PIs: Bob Martin

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $39,700
  • Start date: July 01, 2016
  • Stop date: December 31, 2019
  • Status: APPROVED