Pierce's Disease
Research Updates


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

2008 Pierces Research Disease Symposium

when: December 15-17 2008
where: Westin Gaslamp Hotel , 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, California 92101

Every year, the PDCP organizes a research symposium focused on Pierce's disease and its vectors. Approximately 200 persons attend these meetings to share information and learn more about the progress being made against Pierce's disease.

A compendium of research progress reports is prepared each year and distributed at the Symposium. This document, known as the Proceedings, can also be accessed electronically on the links listed below. Details on the 2008 Research Symposium can be found on the link above.

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