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.

Population dynamics and interactions between the glassy-winged sharpshooter and its host plants in response to California phenology.

PIs: Russell Mizell; Peter Andersen

Reports:
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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $95,642
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: June 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED