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

April 2010 news archives

  • US(CA): Moth discovery could devastate Solano's grape crop
    FreshPlaza April 26, 2010

    "We have a battle-hardened staff from the successful eradications of glassy-winged sharpshooter , Japanese dodder and the Medfly. ... and more ...


  • Threat to Solano wine industry hits home after discovery of moths
    Examiner.com April 26, 2010

    "We have a battle-hardened staff from the successful eradications of glassy-winged sharpshooter , Japanese dodder and the Medfly," Allan said. ... and more ...


  • The agriculture office: heart of the valley
    Napa Valley Register April 26, 2010

    ... fish-friendly farming, Pierce's disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter , the vine mealybug, the European grapevine moth and more ...


  • Moth discovery could devastate Solano's grape crop
    Vallejo Times-Herald April 24, 2010

    "We have a battle-hardened staff from the successful eradications of glassy-winged sharpshooter , Japanese dodder and the Medfly. ... and more ...


  • Viticulture briefs
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat April 18, 2010

    The Pierce's Disease/ Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Referendum to extend the assessment that funds the vineyard pest containment and research program is under ...


  • Landry Vineyards is a winery to visit near you
    Monroe News Star April 07, 2010

    The reason is Pierce's disease . This is a bacterium that attacks the xylem of a grapevine and prevents parts of the vine from getting the right amount of ... and more ...


  • Finding safer solutions for fending off ag pests
    Ventura County Star April 03, 2010

    In March 2001, it was the glassy-winged sharpshooter that was going to devastate vineyards in California. But that, too, had a suspicious history involving ...


  • PD Editorial: Vine pest
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat April 03, 2010

    Growers also remain concerned about the glassy-winged sharpshooter . Because the European grapevine moth produces three generations in a growing season and ...


  • PD Editorial: Wish lists
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat April 01, 2010

    There are requests for Napa River flood control work, levee repairs, hospital renovations, Pierce's disease research and the like. ... and more ...