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PD/GWSS Board Video Channel Takes You Directly to the Research

From the lab to field trials, the PD/GWSS Board Video Channel gives you a chance to see the work taking place across the state to find solutions to Pierce’s disease (PD). The channel features a host of short videos with […]

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2014 PD Research Symposium Highlights

The 2014 Pierce’s Disease (PD) Research Symposium held in Sacramento December 16-17 highlighted research progress and promising new products, technologies and mechanisms to prevent and control PD in grapevines. These include: traditionally-bred PD-resistant cultivars, the development of microbiological and transgenic […]

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Invasive pests cost Americans millions

A snail as big as your foot, an insect the size of chocolate sprinkles and a mold related to the one that caused the Irish potato famine are on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s list of the top pests that […]

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Winter 2013 Newsletter Available Online

Interested in the EGVM quarantine rollback? How about a new pest invading California’s vineyards? Do you know what the RSAP does for PD? Read about all that and more in the 2013 Winter PD/GWSS Board Bulletin.

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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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