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.

Exploiting Xylella fastidiosa proteins for Pierce's disease control.

PIs: Ed Civerolo; George Bruening

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by:
  • Budget: $380,315
  • Start date: January 01, 2003
  • Stop date: January 01, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $613,216
  • Start date: July 01, 2002
  • Stop date: June 30, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED