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

Author Detail

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    Sisterson, MS
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
October 01, 2008 Egg Load Dynamics of Homalodisca vitripennis Environmental entomology Sisterson, MS;
August 01, 2008 Distribution and management of citrus in California: Implications for management of glassy-winged sharpshooter Journal of economic entomology Sisterson, MS; Yacoub, R; Montez, G; Grafton-Cardwell, EE; Groves, RL;
March 01, 2008 Effects of almond leaf scorch disease on almond yield: Implications for management Plant disease Sisterson, MS; Groves, RL; Civerolo, EL; Chen, JC; Viveros, MA; Ledbetter, C;
July 01, 2007 Alfalfa as an important inoculum source of Xylella fastidiosa Phytopathology Sisterson, MS; Daane, K; Groves, RL; Thammiraju, SR;
February 23, 2009 A new Phytoreovirus infecting the glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis). Virology. Backus, EA; Hunter, WB; Sisterson, MS; Krugner, R; Stenger, DC;
February 17, 2010 The glassy-winged sharpshooter vector of Xylella fastidiosa harbors a phytoreovirus Phytopathology Backus, EA; Hunter, WB; Sisterson, MS; Krugner, R; Stenger, DC;
August 01, 2010 Distribution of Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter and Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper on Plant Hosts in the San Joaquin Valley, California Journal of economic entomology Sisterson, MS; Daane, KM; Wistrom, C; Pryor, MP; Hashim-Buckey, JM;
July 01, 2010 Epidemiology of Diseases Caused by Xylella fastidiosa in California: Evaluation of Alfalfa as a Source of Vectors and Inocula Plant disease Sisterson, MS; Daane, KM; Groves, RL; Thammiraju, SR; Lynn-Patterson, K;