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

Expanding the range of grape rootstock and scion genotypes that can be genetically modified for use in research and product development.

PIs: David Tricoli


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $169,116
  • Start date: January 16, 2015
  • Stop date: June 30, 2018
  • Status: APPROVED