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


Online resources on Pierce's Disease can be found here. These include links on information related to Pierce's Disease as well as links to funding agencies that award funding for projects related to Pierce's Disease.

Scientific Resources

Xylella Fastidiosa Information Resource - An information resource on the causal bacterium of Pierce's Disease, Xylella fastidiosa.

PG & PGIP Structural Database

World Sharpshooter Database Online

Xylella Fastidiosa Genome Project

UC IPM Guidelines on Pest Management of Pierce's Disease

UC IPM Guidelines on Pest Management of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter

UC Riverside Information on Glassy-winged Sharpshooter

PD Learning Materials

General Pierce's Disease Extension Information

California Department of Food and Agriculture, Pierce's Disease Control Program - Website for CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program

PD/GWSS Board - Website on PD/GWSS Board

National Academy of Sciences Pierce's Disease Research Priorities

National Academy of Sciences Grapevine Virus Research Study

Economic Impacts of Pierce's Disease

Economic Impact of California Wine

PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture) - PIPRA worked to support the management of intellectual property within the Pierce's disease research community. PIPRA is no longer active at this time but a handbook of best practices is still available.

Grape Research at Michigan State University

Information Resource on Sharpshooters and Pierce's Disease from Virginia Tech

California Association of Winegrape Growers

Wine Institute in California

Family Winemakers of California

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Website

Funding Agencies

American Vineyard Foundation

California Department of Food and Agriculture, Pierce's Disease Control Program


UC Pierce's Disease Research Grants Program

US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service