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

Enhancement of diagnostic capabilities in the Texas plant disease diagnostic laboratory.

PIs: David Appel; Ed Hellman


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - APHIS Fund
  • Budget: $80,000
  • Start date: January 01, 2008
  • Stop date: January 01, 2009
  • Status: APPROVED