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.

Biology and ecology of the glassy-winged sharpshooter in the San Joaquin Valley.

PIs: Marshall Johnson; Kent Daane

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $291,815
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: September 30, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED