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.

Behavioral and physiological determinants of the geographical range of the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Russell Mizell; Peter Andersen

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $62,000
  • Start date: July 01, 2002
  • Stop date: June 30, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED