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 an artificial diet and evaluation of artificial ovipositional substrates for the in vitro rearing of Gonatocerus spp., parasitoids of the eggs of the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Thomas Coudron

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $43,673
  • Start date: July 01, 2004
  • Stop date: September 15, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED