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

Are natural enemies controlling glassy-winged sharpshooter in southern California?

PIs: Mark Hoddle; R Stouthamer


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $202,561
  • Start date: January 01, 2003
  • Stop date: January 01, 2006
  • Status: APPROVED
  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $58,086
  • Start date: August 15, 2008
  • Stop date: August 14, 2011
  • Status: APPROVED