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.

Education and outreach for the Grapevine Registration and Certification Program, and an assessment of recently established production vines from increase blocks.

PIs: Neil McRoberts

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $252,054
  • Start date: October 01, 2016
  • Stop date: September 30, 2019
  • Status: APPROVED