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.
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
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 PIPRA is no longer active at this time but a handbook of best practices is still available.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
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