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

February 2011 news archives

  • Italian Grapes, American Tastes: Assessing New World Aglianico and Montepulciano
    Palate Pres February 28, 2011

    With its history of Pierce's Disease and Phylloxera, the area's hot climate presents a number of challenges. Nevertheless, people grow wine grapes all over the LA area. Some grow syrah and others gro ...


  • Federal budget may include cuts affecting farmers
    California Farm Bureau February 22, 2011

    That's an increase of $10 million to address the light brown apple moth but includes a reduction in efforts for the glassy-winged sharpshooter . Research funding would also see decreases—from $1.25 b ...


  • Washington budget slashing worries farmers
    Central Valley Business Times February 22, 2011

    That's an increase of $10 million to address the light brown apple moth but includes a reduction in efforts for the glassy-winged sharpshooter . Research funding would also see decreases — from $1.25 ...


  • Eddie McGuire rejects Sheedy invitation to play in Blacktown celebrity game
    The Daily Telegraph February 16, 2011

    KEVIN Sheedy has continued his baiting of Eddie McGuire, saying Collingwood fans are too scared to watch their team play in Greater ... and more ...


  • Report From 19th Annual Gulf Coast Grape Growers Field Day: Gulf Grape Growers ...
    D Magazine February 15, 2011

    It is the glassy-winged sharpshooter . The leafhopper insect is the principal spreader of Pierce's disease, a fatal disease to vinifera vines (the vines used ... and more ...


  • GWS's scathing memo to Eddie McGuire
    The Daily Telegraph February 14, 2011

    I hope you don't mind mate but I've been telling everyone up here in Sydney that we had a fight last week over that 'land of the falafel' ... and more ...


  • GWS's dirty little secrets
    The Daily Telegraph February 11, 2011

    The three wise men who know the names of the players who are likely to walk away from their current club at the end of the AFL season and join the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Led by football manag ...


  • Buy local to avoid a pest infestation
    Santa Ynez Valley News February 10, 2011

    Most people in our area remember the glassy-winged sharpshooter that is the vector for Pierce's Disease , a potential disaster for the wine-grape industry ...


  • Business News: Week of Feb. 7
    North Bay Business Journal February 07, 2011

    Napa Valley's Spring Mountain Vineyard installed 700 bluebird houses throughout its vineyards since 2008 to protect against the glassy-winged sharpshooter ...


  • Texas: There's Wine in Them Thar Hills
    Eater National February 07, 2011

    (blog) It would take decades and warfare with Pierce's Disease —a bacterial vine plague long considered the biggest inhibitor to successful production in the ...