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

Phenology of reproduction, seasonal response to host plants and ecological factors affecting survival of xylem sap feeding Hemiptera (Auchenorrhyncha) vectors of Pierce's disease of grapevine in Texas.

PIs: Isabelle Lauziere


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: USDA - Texas Fund
  • Budget: $515,606
  • Start date: December 01, 2006
  • Stop date: December 01, 2008
  • Status: APPROVED