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

Search for and collect egg parasitoids of the glassy-winged sharpshooter in the southeastern USA and northeastern Mexico.

PIs: Mark Hoddle


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease Control Program
  • Budget: $41,263
  • Start date: February 01, 2001
  • Stop date: December 31, 2002
  • Status: APPROVED