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

Genomics based technology for identification, tracking, insecticide resistance surveillance, and pest management of vine mealybug and grape mealybug in vineyards. (21-0275)

PIs: Lindsey Burbank


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $118,756
  • Start date: July 01, 2021
  • Stop date: June 30, 2024
  • Status: APPROVED