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.

Development of a Pierce's disease management program in grape.

PIs: Blake Bextine; Forrest Mitchell

Reports:
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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $228,478
  • Start date: January 01, 2005
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED