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 efficacy of Sevin (carbaryl) treatments in the Porterville glassy-winged sharpshooter infestation.

PIs: Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease Control Program
  • Budget: $13,977
  • Start date: July 01, 2000
  • Stop date: June 30, 2001
  • Status: APPROVED