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

Determining the role of bacterial leaf scorch, canker stain, and Botryosphaeria canker in the dieback of plantation sycamores in the southeastern United States