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.

Mapping Pierce's disease and vector populations in the southern San Joaquin Valley and developing a dynamic model to assess management strategies.

PIs: Neil McRoberts

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $118,471
  • Start date: October 01, 2016
  • Stop date: September 30, 2018
  • Status: APPROVED