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

Mapping Pierce's disease and vector populations in the southern San Joaquin Valley and developing a dynamic model to assess management strategies.

PIs: Neil McRoberts


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $118,471
  • Start date: October 01, 2016
  • Stop date: September 30, 2018
  • Status: APPROVED