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

Overwintering biology of the glassy-winged sharpshooter in California's San Joaquin Valley: Factors limiting vector movement and distribution.

PIs: Russell Groves; Marshall Johnson; Elaine Backus; Kent Daane


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Funding Sources:

  • Funded by: CDFA - Pierce's Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board
  • Budget: $165,983
  • Start date: July 01, 2004
  • Stop date: December 31, 2007
  • Status: APPROVED