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

The effect of dormant season survival of Xylella fastidiosa in grapevines on Pierce's disease epidemics in California.

PIs: Barry Hill


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $43,000
  • Start date: July 01, 2005
  • Stop date: June 30, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED