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

  • Name:
    Groves, RL
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
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;
August 01, 2008 Seasonal population dynamics of Draeculacephala minerva (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae) and transmission of Xylella fastidiosa Journal of economic entomology Groves, RL; Cabrera-La Rosa, JC; Johnson, NW; Civerolo, EL; Chen, J;
June 01, 2008 Effects of citrus and avocado irrigation and nitrogen-form soil amendment on host selection by adult Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae) Environmental entomology Johnson, MW; Groves, RL; Nadel, H; Seligmann, R; Hagler, JR; Stenger, DC;
June 01, 2008 Host specificity of Anagrus epos: a potential biological control agent of Homalodisca vitripennis Biocontrol Krugner, R; Johnson, MW; Morse, JG; 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;
August 01, 2007 Behavioral responses of Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera : Auchenorrhyncha : Cicadellidae) on four Vitis genotypes Environmental entomology Johnson, MW; Groves, RL; Lin, H; Fritschi, FB; Rosa, JCCL;
July 01, 2007 Alfalfa as an important inoculum source of Xylella fastidiosa Phytopathology Sisterson, MS; Daane, K; Groves, RL; Thammiraju, SR;
February 17, 2010 Seasonal Population Dynamics of Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Sweet Orange Trees Maintained Under Continuous Deficit Irrigation Journal of economic entomology Krugner, R; Johnson, MW; Morse, JG; Groves, RL; Hagler, JR; Flores, AP;
February 17, 2010 Winter curing of Prunus dulcis cv 'Butte,' P. webbii and their interspecific hybrid in response to Xylella fastidiosa infections Euphytica Groves, RL; Chen, JC; Livingston, S; Ledbetter, CA;
February 17, 2010 Influences of Temperature on Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) Survival Under Various Feeding Conditions Environmental entomology Johnson, MW; Daane, KM; Groves, RL; Morgan, DJW; Son, Y;
August 01, 2010 Estimation of Feeding Threshold for Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) and Its Application to Prediction of Overwintering Mortality Environmental entomology Krugner, R; Johnson, MW; Daane, KM; Groves, RL; Morgan, DJW; Son, Y;
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;