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

Comparitive field infection and disease development of the two most important grapevine vector-borne pathogens, Xylella fastidiosa and Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 (20-0244)

PIs: Rodrigo Almeida


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $170,338
  • Start date: July 01, 2020
  • Stop date: June 30, 2022
  • Status: APPROVED