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

Continuation of the field evaluation of new strategies for the management of Pierce's disease of grapevine.

PIs: Philippe Rolshausen


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $24,261
  • Start date: February 01, 2013
  • Stop date: August 31, 2015
  • Status: APPROVED