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

July 2010 news archives

  • Gene genies
    Cyprus Mail July 31, 2010

    Scientists in California are working on developing grape vines resistant to Pierce's Disease , a bacterial disease that attacks vines and is even more deadly ...


  • Napa Democrats, Redford to welcome Boxer Saturday
    Napa Valley Register July 31, 2010

    According to her campaign, Boxer has helped to secure more than $40 million for the Napa flood control project, as well as $50 million for Pierce's Disease ... and more ...


  • UC Riverside faculty member joins elite group of entomologists - PhysOrg.com
    PhysOrg.com July 29, 2010

    (press release) ... grapevines with resistance to Pierce's disease , biotechnology for control of desert locust, and regulatory control of insect transgenic technologies. ... and more ...


  • Temecula businessman named to state agriculture board
    Press-Enterprise July 27, 2010

    He is also a board member for the Rancho California Water District and serves on the state Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Board. ... and more ...


  • Vacaville man shares his passion for bugs
    Contra Costa Times July 27, 2010

    In Solano, the glassy-winged sharpshooter has been an issue in recent years, as have infestations of the Mediterranean fruit fly and Light Brown Apple Moth. ... and more ...


  • UC Davis professor blogging about bugs
    Vallejo Times-Herald July 27, 2010

    In Solano County, the glassy-winged sharpshooter has been an issue in recent years, as have infestations of the Mediterranean fruit fly and Light Brown ... and more ...


  • Lower Pierce's disease assessment
    Western Farm Press July 20, 2010

    The Pierce's Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (PD/ GWSS ) Board had recommended the 75-cent level. Wine grapes were assessed at $1 per $1000 dollars crushed ...