Pierce's Disease
Research Updates


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

September 2011 news archives

  • Stopping them at the border
    Stockton Record September 22, 2011

    Stopping them at the border Stockton Record One example: the glassy-winged sharpshooter, a pest blamed for the spread of Pierces Disease in grapes. That infestation destroyed Temecula-area vineyards ...

  • Bamboo is beautiful, but can be messy
    Sun-Sentinel September 18, 2011

    You can try Suwannee or Lake Emerald, which resist Pierces disease and grow without grafting. Grapes will require spraying for fungal problems. Spykes Grove Nursery in Davie, 954-583-0426, carries gr ...

  • Frank Zalom Primed For Presidency of Entomological Society of America
    Patch.com September 06, 2011

    The Zalom lab has responded to six important pest invasions in the last decade, with research projects on glassy-winged sharpshooter , olive fruit fly, a new biotype of greenhouse whitefly, invasive ...