Monthly Archives: November 2012

Two Board Members Set to Depart

Herb Schmidt and Pete Downs, two of the original members of the PD/GWSS Board, will soon be leaving their positions. Their commitment and dedication since the establishment of the Board have helped keep the grape industry alive and well in […]

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GWSS Detection Program News

As part of protecting California from Pierce’s disease, the PDCP and county cooperators maintain a network of insect traps to actively monitor the state’s uninfested areas and rapidly detect any occurrences of glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) in new areas. This monitoring […]

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European Grapevine Moth Award

The USDA announced the APHIS Administrator’s Award will be presented to the European grapevine moth (EGVM) eradication program for its work in preventing the establishment of the EGVM in California. Read more about the award in Imperial Valley News, here

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PD Symposium to Take the Year Off

A Pierce’s Disease Research Symposium will not be held in 2012. However, a proceedings-type document will still be prepared containing progress reports on current PD/GWSS research. “This decision was based on many factors, including the maturity of the PD/GWSS research […]

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New PDCP Board Member

Nat DiBuduo, President of Allied Grape Growers, has been appointed to the Pierce’s Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board representing the North Valley Area. Nat holds a Pest Control Advisor’s license, and his years of industry experience will make him an invaluable resource […]

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CDFA Announces 2012 Pierce’s Disease Assessment Rate

CDFA Announces 2012 Pierce’s Disease Assessment Rate CDFA Secretary Karen Ross has set the Pierce’s disease winegrape assessment for the 2012 harvest at $1.00 per $1,000 of value, based on the recommendation made by the PD/GWSS Board at its June […]

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