Pierce's Disease
Research Updates

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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

October 2010 news archives

  • GREEN THUMB: Experiment with backyard small fruits
    New Bern Sun Journal October 22, 2010

    Bunch grapes are not recommended in Eastern North Carolina because of their susceptibility to Pierce's disease . Muscadines are resistant to this disease, ... and more ...


  • Entomological Foundation names 2010 award winners - PhysOrg.com
    PhysOrg.com October 20, 2010

    (press release) His lab has responded to six important pest invasions in the last decade, with research projects on glassy-winged sharpshooter , olive fruit fly, ... and more ...


  • American Farmland Trust studies California's Bay Area
    The Packer October 14, 2010

    Thompson named the medfly, citrus psyllid, glassy-winged sharpshooter , the apple moth, labor issues, regulatory issues and fuel supply challenges ...


  • Plagiarism in the Senate
    Manila Standard Today October 13, 2010

    2 (D), Section 7 of Escudero's bill became “ gwss income” in the latter's version. If someone should suddenly bring out the issue of plagiarism, ... and more ...


  • Tulare County chooses arts council
    Visalia Times-Delta October 06, 2010

    ... $1.45 million to cover the costs of detecting and controlling infestations of glassy-winged sharpshooters, which can spread Pierce's disease to grapevines. and more ...


  • Library-book dispenser planned for Cutler
    Visalia Times-Delta October 04, 2010

    The insects can spread Pierce's disease to grape vines and are considered a major threat to the grape industry. Payments to county Agricultural ...


  • Agriculture briefs
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat October 03, 2010

    ... of San Luis Obispo County is under quarantine after county farm officials discovered the presence of a vineyard pest, the glassy-winged sharpshooter ...


  • Napa River restoration continues through Rutherford AVA
    St. Helena Star October 02, 2010

    ... and wildlife habitat, reduce Pierce's disease pressure on vineyards and provide ongoing education about the river and its watershed,” said Beckstoffer ...


  • Ag Officials Discover Sharpshooters In San Luis Obispo
    KVEC October 01, 2010

    San Luis Obispo, CA -- San Luis Obispo County Agriculture officials have discovered an infestation of the glassy winged sharpshooter in San Luis Obispo. ... and more ...


  • NEWS | SAN DIEGO
    San Diego Source October 01, 2010

    ... wine country area has been quarantined by San Luis Obispo County agriculture officials after discovery of a glassy-winged sharpshooter infestation. ... and more ...


  • Sharpshooter infestation
    San Diego Source October 01, 2010

    ... wine country area has been quarantined by San Luis Obispo County agriculture officials after discovery of a glassy-winged sharpshooter infestation. ... and more ...


  • Glassy-winged sharpshooter infestation discovered in SLO
    San Luis Obispo Tribune October 01, 2010

    (blog) The pest is considered a threat to vineyards because it spreads a bacterium that causes Pierce's disease , which is fatal to grape plants, the county's ...


  • Insects Putting Calif. Wine Crop In Danger
    KSBW The Central Coast October 01, 2010

    In San Luis Obispo, the Edna Valley wine country area has also been quarantine after discovery of a glassy-winged sharpshooter infestation. ... and more ...


  • AG Officials Discover Sharpshooters In San Luis Obispo
    KVEC October 01, 2010

    San Luis Obispo, CA -- San Luis Obispo County Agriculture officials have discovered an infestation of the glassy winged sharpshooter in San Luis Obispo. ... and more ...