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.

Glassy-winged sharpshooter population dynamics as a tool for eradicating glassy-winged sharpshooter populations.

PIs: Robert Luck

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $152,877
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: August 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED