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

Prepare and submit for publication a pictorial, annotated key to Gonatocerus species and other genera and species of Mymaridae egg parasitoids of Homalodisca spp. and other Proconiine sharpshooters in North America, with emphasis on the species native or introduced to California.

PIs: Serguei Triapitsyn


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $25,000
  • Start date: July 01, 2004
  • Stop date: December 31, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED