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.

Search for and collect egg parasitoids of the glassy-winged sharpshooter and other Proconiine sharpshooters in the central and eastern USA.

PIs: Mark Hoddle

Reports:
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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $38,436
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: December 31, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED