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

August 2010 news archives

  • Becker Vineyards Makes The Best Wine In Texas
    Forbes August 25, 2010

    (blog) Hail, a late freeze, Pierce's disease , all plagued his grapes. Sufficient grape supplies were hard to come by so he bought from all over Texas. ... and more ...


  • Genetically Modified World: Part III
    Santa Barbara Independent August 21, 2010

    The bacteria (Xylella fastidiosa), carried in the guts of a leafhopper insect, is responsible for Pierce's disease in grapevines. Instead of attacking the ...


  • The Ojai Vineyard Opens New Tasting Room in Downtown Ojai
    Enobytes August 16, 2010

    (blog) All of this was against the backdrop of Ojai losing its vineyards to Pierce's disease , which decimated the crop. Tolmach didn't let it stop him. ... and more ...


  • Inside Australian Parliament
    Australian Geographic August 11, 2010

    ... such as the USA and Simon was worried this would allow vine diseases such as Pierce's disease , which has ruined crops in California, to enter Australia ...


  • Odd Couples: The Salamander and the Alga
    Berkeley Daily Planet August 10, 2010

    It reminds me a bit of the sharpshooters—the group containing the vineyard-pest glassy-winged sharpshooter —and their symbiotic bacteria, which are housed in ...


  • Business News: Week of August 9
    North Bay Business Journal August 09, 2010

    ... at $0.75 per $1000 dollars crushed value for the 2010 winegrape harvest on the recommendation of the Pierce's Disease/ Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board ...


  • Sharpshooters invade county
    Madera Tribune August 06, 2010

    According to University of California Extension, Pierce's disease kills grapevines and there are no effective treatments for it. Three half-inch suspects ...


  • UC Riverside Faculty Member Joins Elite Group of Entomologists
    Media Newswire August 03, 2010

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


  • Entomological Society of America names 2010 Fellows - PhysOrg.com
    PhysOrg.com August 02, 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 ...