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

Changes in the epidemiology of Pierce's disease in California due to the introduction of the glassy-winged sharpshooter

  • Author(s): Sisterson, M;
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  • Publication Date: Feb 2010
  • Journal: Phytopathology