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 trapping systems to trap glassy-winged sharpshooter adults and nymphs in grape.

PIs: Nick Toscano; Raymond Hix

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $45,621
  • Start date: May 01, 2002
  • Stop date: June 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED