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.
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.
PG & PGIP Structural Database
World Sharpshooter Database Online
Xylella Fastidiosa Genome Project
UC IPM Guidelines on Pest Management of Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
UC Riverside Information on Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture) - PIPRA works to support the management of intellectual property within the Pierce's Disease research community. To this end, they have created a number of
helpful information resources tailored to the Pierce's Disease research community.
Xylella Fastidiosa Information Resource - An information resource on the causal bacterium of Pierce's Disease, Xylella fastidiosa.
PD/GWSS Board - Website on PD/GWSS Board
California Department of Food and Agriculture, Pierce's Disease Control Program - Website for CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program
Wikipedia Entry on Xylella Fastidiosa
Grape Research at Michigan State University
Information Resource on Sharpshooters and Pierce's Disease from Virginia Tech
Website of the Wine Institute in California
Napa Valley Grapegrowers Website
UC Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources Workgroup on Integrated Pest Management of GWSS and Diseases
UC Riverside Xylella Project
Texas Pierce's Disease Research and Education Program
Napa Valley Online Resource on Glassy-winged sharpshooter
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