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.

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Improved understanding of virus transmission and management of key vector(s) associated with grapevine red blotch virus (19-0729)

PIs: Vaughn Walton

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $47,000
  • Start date: July 01, 2019
  • Stop date: June 30, 2020
  • Status: APPROVED




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