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

November 2009 news archives

  • Florida Wine (BellaOnline)
    Florida Wine November 30, 2009

    Will Florida be the next fashionable wine producing area? Peter F May doesn't think so. Florida has a lot going for it but is struggling to make great wines ...


  • Nebraska wine's a fine idea for gifts (North Platte Telegraph)
    Nebraska wine's a fine idea for gifts November 29, 2009

    World-Herald News Service NORFOLK - Short on gift ideas? Take a look at Nebraska wines ...


  • WINES, WITH NOTES OF MBA
    El Paso Inc November 28, 2009

    ... sensing technologies and diagnostic devices, including a hand-held device to detect Pierce's disease , a bacterial infection that can wipe out vineyards. ... and more ...


  • Pest quarantines disrupt farms and nurseries
    California Farm Bureau November 24, 2009

    He said the psyllid program utilizes a regimen similar to that used to combat the glassy - winged sharpshooter , which carries Pierce's Disease in grapes. ... and more ...


  • Lodi woman to head state growers group
    Stockton Record November 24, 2009

    ... she expects to tackle issues such as renewal of the industry grape assessment used to combat Pierce's disease and the glassy - winged sharpshooter ; ...


  • Challenge of invasive pests
    Western Farm Press November 23, 2009

    Wynn directs the 10-year-old program to control the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter ( GWSS ), the vector for Pierce's disease. It has been challenging, ...


  • The First, and Greatest, Reality Show: Evolutionary Biology
    Discover Magazine November 23, 2009

    One of the most intimate so-called mutualisms can be found inside a notorious enemy of the American farmer, an insect called the glassy - winged sharpshooter ...


  • Of Pests and People (Napa Valley Register)
    Of Pests and People November 22, 2009

    When it comes to the European grapevine moth or light brown apple moth, the main battle is man versus insect for control of vineyards ...


  • Moth Wars (Napa Valley Register)
    Moth Wars November 22, 2009

    Napa County grapegrowers are used to looking for trouble in the form of bad weather, mildew on grape clusters or the vine-killing phylloxera that has twice swept through the valley ...


  • Franzia speaks to SJ wine growers
    Modesto Bee November 21, 2009

    ... Franzia also took the opportunity Friday to criticize the money California growers are forced to pay to battle the glassy - winged sharpshooter . ... and more ...


  • Valley growers see reason to toast wine market
    Fresno Bee November 21, 2009

    Known for his bluntness, Franzia attacked the need for growers to continue to pay for the battle against the glassy - winged sharpshooter . ... and more ...


  • UF grape research aims to push wine, grape industries beyond climate and pest ... - Checkbiotech.org
    Checkbiotech.org November 19, 2009

    (press release) Pierce's disease has been seen from California to Florida and is spread by an insect called the glassy - winged sharpshooter . It appears mild the first season ...


  • Winegrape Growers' leader Karen Ross to join Department of Agriculture
    Bizjournals.com November 18, 2009

    Highlights of Ross's tenure included working to eliminate invasive pests from vineyards, including a program to fight Pierce's Disease ; creation of the ... and more ...


  • Special sections: Florida Citrus Fewer grapefruit expected from Florida
    The Packer November 13, 2009

    Kevin Swords, Florida citrus sales manager for DNE World Fruit Sales, Fort Pierce , said this season is bringing high brix. “The pipeline is getting filled, ... and more ...


  • State corrects misinformation on citrus pest
    Capital Press November 12, 2009

    "Countries may take precautionary measures in case we could have it," said Bob Wynn, coordinator of CDFA's Pierce's Disease Control Program ...


  • TASTING ROOM PLAN ILLEGAL
    St. Helena Star November 11, 2009

    This regulation has about as much chance of surviving a legal challenge as a glassy - winged sharpshooter has of survival in Antarctica ...


  • How plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease
    Newspost Online November 11, 2009

    ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes ...


  • So you want to grow grapes? Here’s how to start (Greater Houston Weekly)
    So you want to grow grapes? Here’s how to start November 10, 2009

    There is a HUGE demand for more grapes grown in Texas. If Texas tripled its vineyards, it might satisfy the ever-growing demand for Texas grapes ...


  • How plants and bacteria talk
    Scientist Live November 09, 2009

    ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes ...


  • Study reveals how plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease
    Science Centric November 06, 2009

    ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes. ... and more ...


  • How plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease
    India Business Blog November 06, 2009

    (blog) ... is also found in many other species of Xanthomonas as well as in Xylella fastidiosa, a microbe that causes the devastating Pierce's disease in grapes. ... and more ...


  • TASTING ROOM PLAN ILLEGAL
    St. Helena Star November 05, 2009

    This regulation has about as much chance of surviving a legal challenge as a glassy - winged sharpshooter has of survival in Antarctica ...


  • Bonny Doon winemaker gets serious
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel November 01, 2009

    We learn about the demise from Pierce's disease in the mid-1990s of his beloved Bonny Doon Estate Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains ...