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.

Impact of neonicotinoids and an insect growth regulator on natural enemies of the glassy-winged sharpshooter and other citrus pests.

PIs: Nick Toscano

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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $35,000
  • Start date: July 01, 2003
  • Stop date: December 31, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED