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.

Overwintering biology of the glassy-winged sharpshooter in California's San Joaquin Valley: Factors limiting vector movement and distribution.

PIs: Russell Groves; Marshall Johnson; Elaine Backus; Kent Daane

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $165,983
  • Start date: July 01, 2004
  • Stop date: December 31, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED