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

Impact of screen barriers and trap crops on infestation of a nursery yard by the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

PIs: Matthew Blua


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease Control Program
  • Budget: $129,369
  • Start date: June 01, 2002
  • Stop date: April 30, 2005
  • Status: APPROVED