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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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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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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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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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