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

Biological, cultural, genetic, and chemical control of Pierce's disease.

PIs: Bruce Kirkpatrick; Andrew Walker; Ed Weber; Alexander Purcell; Peter Andersen


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Assembly Bill 1232
  • Budget: $675,000
  • Start date: June 01, 2000
  • Stop date: June 30, 2004
  • Status: APPROVED