Exciting Research to Combat Pierce’s Disease in Vineyards

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Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific, Inc., Soledad

The Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (PD/GWSS) Board is involved in various different types of research projects on behalf of the industry.  The PD/GWSS Board provides recommendations to the California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary on the use of funds collected under the PD/GWSS winegrape assessment. PD/GWSS Board Member Steve McIntyre described a bacterium that was discovered by Dr. Steve Lindow as showing promise for addressing Pierce’s Disease in vineyards.

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Exciting Research to Combat Pierce’s Disease in Vineyards
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