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

Autonomous field-scouting of virus infections in white varieties and pre-symptomatic vines (23-0388)

PIs: Luca Brillante


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $113,491
  • Start date: July 01, 2023
  • Stop date: June 30, 2024
  • Status: APPROVED