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.

Testing of grapevines designed to block vector transmission of Xylella fastidiosa (19-0242-SA)

PIs: Rodrigo Almeida

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $99,676
  • Start date: July 01, 2019
  • Stop date: June 30, 2020
  • Status: APPROVED