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

October 2011 news archives

  • Zebra chip a growing potato industry concern
    Western Farm Press October 21, 2011

    Zebra chip a growing potato industry concern Western Farm Press Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of California, Berkeley relating to ...


  • US: Scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease
    FreshPlaza October 20, 2011

    Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of California, Berkeley relating to another vector-borne disease system, Pierces disease of grapevi ...


  • A Wine Awakening?
    Myrtle Beach Sun News October 20, 2011

    A Wine Awakening? Myrtle Beach Sun News Two bugs, prominent in the Southeast, carry and spread a bacterial malfunction known as Pierces Disease - a disease that can decimate whole harvests of grapes. ...


  • New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease
    AgriLife Today October 19, 2011

    AgriLife Today New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease AgriLife Today Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of Cal ...


  • New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease
    Southwest Farm Press October 19, 2011

    New scientist tackles complexity of growing zebra chip disease Southwest Farm Press Prior to coming to Amarillo, he was working on pathogen-vector-plant interactions at the University of California, ...


  • UC Riverside gives local economy a lift
    North County Times October 15, 2011

    UC Riverside gives local economy a lift North County Times UC Riverside has long been known for its agricultural expertise, which proved useful for Temeculas Wine Country in the late 1990s when it wa ...


  • Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin October 15, 2011

    Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Another - but less likely - possibility is a bacterial disease called "cherry plum leaf scorch ...


  • UC Riverside gives local economy a lift
    North County Times October 14, 2011

    UC Riverside gives local economy a lift North County Times UC Riverside has long been known for its agricultural expertise, which proved useful for Temeculas Wine Country in the late 1990s when it wa ...


  • Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin October 14, 2011

    Insects may cause flowering plum tree sickness; mites harm tomatoes, squash Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Another - but less likely - possibility is a bacterial disease called "cherry plum leaf scorch ...


  • GWS's Giant advantage
    Sportal.com.au October 13, 2011

    Greater Western Sydneys stranglehold on the top end of next months AFL draft tightened on Thursday after a deal with Adelaide ensured they had their hands on nine of the first 11 picks. The Crows off ...


  • GWS's Giant advantage
    Sportal.com.au October 12, 2011

    Greater Western Sydneys stranglehold on the top end of next months AFL draft tightened on Thursday after a deal with Adelaide ensured they had their hands on nine of the first 11 picks. The Crows off ...


  • Australian scientists save grapevines
    ABC Online October 04, 2011

    Australian scientists save grapevines ABC Online But probably the number one is a thing called Pierces disease , which they have had outbreaks in California in recent years. Its a fungal blight and i ...


  • Australian scientists save grapevines
    ABC Online October 03, 2011

    Australian scientists save grapevines ABC Online But probably the number one is a thing called Pierces disease , which they have had outbreaks in California in recent years. Its a fungal blight and i ...