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

National Academy of Sciences Grapevine Virus Research Review

With support from the PD/GWSS Board, the National Academy of Sciences is reviewing leafroll and red blotch virus research. Project details as well as webinar recordings from meetings with researchers are on the project website.