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

June 2009 news archives

  • Patianna Organic Vineyards: A way of life
    Ukiah Daily Journal June 28, 2009

    When they were worried about the glassy winged sharpshooter , which is devastating to grape vines, he explains, "we can't put chemicals because we want to ... ...


  • Assembly ag committee approves extension of Pierce's Disease program
    Capital Press June 25, 2009

    The Pierce's Disease/ Glassy - winged Sharpshooter Board, created in 2001 to direct the Pierce's Disease Control Program, was due to sunset in 2011. ... ...


  • Texas Red Festival on tap for City of Bryan
    Montgomery County Courier June 12, 2009

    Episode 5: Franklin Houser of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery in New Braunfels, Texas discusses Black Spanish, a red-fleshed grape that is highly resistant to Pierce's Disease and thrives in Tex ...


  • Senate extends Pierce's disease control program
    Capital Press June 04, 2009

    In the meantime, the state program will help contain Pierce's disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the insect that spreads it. The bill would also extend the program to additional pests and di ...


  • Senate extends Pierce's disease control program
    Capital Press June 04, 2009

    Senate extends Pierce's disease control programCapital Press (subscription)In the meantime, the state program will help contain Pierce's disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the insect that sp ...


  • How To Fight Super Pests? Build Superbugs.
    Alibaba News Channel June 03, 2009

    How To Fight Super Pests? Build Superbugs.Alibaba News ChannelCalifornia has waged a decade-long war against the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, a half-inch long brown fly, which infects grapes with a ro ...


  • TOURISM: Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival still flying high
    North County Times June 03, 2009

    Over that decade, the wineries fought off a serious threat from a fatal vine infection called Pierce's disease, spread by an insect called the glassy-winged sharpshooter. While hundreds of acres of v ...


  • How To Fight Super Pests? Build Superbugs.
    Alibaba News Channel June 03, 2009

    California has waged a decade-long war against the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, a half-inch long brown fly, which infects grapes with a rotting disease that has cost the state's wine-growers millions ...


  • Vail wines: Artisan winery leads green movement
    Vail Daily News June 02, 2009

    The next bug Fowler says she plans to tackle is the glassy-winged sharpshooter, known for spreading Pierce's disease, which can kill grapevines. Peju's efforts are paying off. It was named top artisa ...


  • Pierce's Disease control program may expand
    Central Valley Business Times June 02, 2009

    ... threatened to cause sizable damage to grapes due to the arrival of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, a fly-sized insect that suck moisture out of plants as it infects them with the bacterium Xylell ...


  • Texas Hill Country wineries' determination a lesson we can follow
    Examiner.com June 01, 2009

    Many vineyards and wineries with vineyards struggle with the glassy winged sharpshooter, an insect that may infect grapevines with a disease called Pierce's disease. Infected vines will die. Pierce's ...