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.

Effects of feeding substrate on retention and transmission of Xylella fastidiosa strains by the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Donald Cooksey; Thomas Perring; Heather Costa

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $161,021
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: June 30, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED