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

Evaluation of the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on the glassy-winged sharpshooter and its egg parasitoids.

PIs: Frank Byrne


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: UC - PD Fund
  • Budget: $42,000
  • Start date: July 15, 2007
  • Stop date: July 14, 2008
  • Status: APPROVED