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

July 2011 news archives

  • Viticulture briefs
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat July 31, 2011

    This year's agenda includes the latest on certification and sustainability for Sonoma County grape growers, weed management strategies, new research findings on Pierce's Disease and protocols and pro ...


  • UC Davis Extension announces fall wine courses
    Insurance News Net July 30, 2011

    (press release) This year's topics include: breeding grapevines for Pierce's Disease resistance, controlling grape fungal disease such as powdery mildew and Botrytis bunch rot diseases, the grape gro ...


  • UC Davis Extension announces fall wine courses
    Insurance News Net July 29, 2011

    UC Davis Extension announces fall wine courses Insurance News Net (press release) This years topics include: breeding grapevines for Pierces Disease resistance, controlling grape fungal disease such ...


  • Keep up the work
    Stockton Record July 26, 2011

    The state chopped $4.2 million out of the effort to find a cure for Pierce's disease, a fatal grapevine disease, and to stem the pest that spreads the disease, the glassy-winged sharpshooter . The ef ...


  • Thumbs -- Published July 26, 2011
    Stockton Record July 26, 2011

    The state chopped $4.2 million out of the effort to find a cure for Pierce's disease, a fatal grapevine disease, and to stem the pest that spreads the disease, the glassy-winged sharpshooter . The ef ...


  • Folau set for GWS's clash with Swans
    The Canberra Times July 21, 2011

    Code-hopping Greater Western Sydney star Israel Folau will tackle Sydney's reserves this weekend after enjoying his first major break from the AFL classroom. Folau has worked hard to learn the intric ...


  • Budget cuts hinder fight against ag pest
    Stockton Record July 21, 2011

    State budget cuts took a $4.2 million bite out of a decade's long effort to stem the spread of and find a cure for Pierce's disease , a fatal grapevine infection, farm officials said. And it raised c ...


  • State budget cuts sap fight against grapevine killer
    Central Valley Business Times July 20, 2011

    California's Pierce's Disease Control Program, which is trying to eliminate a pest that's killing the state's vineyards, is taking a $3.06 million cut thanks to the all-cuts state budget that went in ...


  • Huffman Vineyards offers wine for every palate
    Jacksonville Daily News July 19, 2011

    Lee said many grape varieties will not grow in North Carolina because of Pierce's disease , a bacterial infection spread by bugs that feed on grapevines. He recently planted Norton “pod” grapes and h ...


  • A pesky problem: State looking at program to improve pest management
    Enterprise-Record July 18, 2011

    Jesse Svetlich (right) takes a swing with his net at a glassy-winged sharpshooter as fellow worker Pao Her (left) looks into his net in this July 13, 2001 file photo. The California Department of Foo ...


  • Texas has first grape harvest of 2011
    Your Houston News July 13, 2011

    In addition, we need a grape that is immune from Pierce's disease which is transmitted when these ugly bugs called Glassy Winged Sharpshooters bite the vines for their juices in the grape vines, simi ...


  • Tiny wasp joins California's effort to combat LBAM
    Western Farm Press July 07, 2011

    “We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example.” The LBAM is native to Australia and is known to damage crops as well ...


  • Gould's SOS over GWS
    The Daily Telegraph July 05, 2011

    NEW Penrith supremo Phil Gould will approach the NRL for urgent help in the heightening turf war against GWS, which stepped-up its offensive with a mail-box blitz to children across the city's west. ...


  • Gould's SOS over GWS
    Herald Sun July 05, 2011

    NEW Penrith supremo Phil Gould will approach the NRL for urgent help in the heightening turf war against GWS, which stepped-up its offensive with a mail-box blitz to children across the city's west. ...


  • GWS's mail dominance
    The Daily Telegraph July 05, 2011

    NEW Penrith supremo Phil Gould will approach the NRL for urgent help in the heightening turf war against GWS, which stepped-up its offensive with a mail-box blitz to children across the city's west. ...


  • STATE: CDFA deploys tiny wasps to help fight light brown apple moth
    Lake County News July 04, 2011

    “We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example.” The LBAM is native to Australia and is known to damage crops as well ...


  • California ag department unleashes stingerless wasps to fight apple moth
    The Salinas Californian July 02, 2011

    "We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example." The moth is native to Australia and is known to damage crops as well ...


  • California enlists wasps to fight apple moth
    The Packer July 01, 2011

    “We've been using them for many years to help protect California's grapevines from the glassy-winged sharpshooter , for example,” Ross said. Native to Australia, the light brown apple moth was first ...