Pierce's Disease
Research Updates

piercesdisease.cdfa.ca.gov

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

January 2010 news archives

  • UF's EPI poised to fight tomorrow's diseases
    Gainesville Sun January 26, 2010

    Plant diseases include citrus canker, blight and greening, sudden oak death, soybean rust, Pierce's disease of grapes. • Animal diseases that can affect ... and more ...


  • Viticulture briefs
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat January 24, 2010

    From grapevine flowering to Pierce's disease and gopher control, the UC Cooperative Extension Sonoma County event will touch on numerous topics critical to ...


  • Water supply update – Wednesday
    Highland Radio January 20, 2010

    There is also leakage in the Aughnagaddy GWSS and suspected leakage in the Glenmaquin GWSS . Ongoing interruptions to supply in these areas can be expected ...


  • Interest in grapes on the rise
    Victoria Advocate January 05, 2010

    Additional presentations will address grape pest management, irrigation management and an update on Pierce's disease research. A minimum of three continuing ...


  • Cold Benefits Local Wine Growers
    WXII12.com January 05, 2010

    Cold Benefits Local Wine Growers WXII12.com ... parts of the grasshopper, and it can hop from plants to the vine and spread disease that's prevalent in North Carolina that's called Pierce's disease ...


  • Texas wine-grape growers will cluster for Feb. 12 Gulf Coast field day
    Media Newswire January 04, 2010

    (press release) Additional presentations will address grape pest management, irrigation management and an update on Pierce's disease research. The program's keynote speaker ...


  • Events that shaped our county, our lives
    Bakersfield Californian January 02, 2010

    The glassy-winged sharpshooter infested grapevines, Kern's No. 1 crop in 2000. The pests spread Pierce's disease, which choked the plants of nutrients. ... and more ...


  • Decade left its mark on county
    Visalia Times-Delta January 01, 2010

    ... Commissioner's Office announced it would spend $700000 during the next two years on a detection program to combat the glassy-winged sharpshooter . ... and more ...