PD/GWSS Board Recommends Funding of 11 Research Projects


At their April meeting the PD/GWSS Board voted to recommend the funding of 11 research projects including six for Pierce’s disease (PD), one for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), two for red blotch (GRBaV), and two for vine mealybug (VMB), for a total cost of approximately $2.75 million.

Thirteen other projects were considered but were not recommended for funding.

PD/GWSS Board member Steve McIntyre, a grower from Monterey, who heads up the Board’s Research Screening Committee, said, “We were happy to receive proposals for conducting research on the other recently designated pests and diseases of winegrapes, and look forward to seeing the results of this research. We thank everyone who was involved in the review process for helping us select the best projects to fund.”

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