New Research Video Online

Dr. Elaine Backus, an entomologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Science Center in Parlier, is learning how glassy-winged sharpshooters transfers Pierce’s disease causing bacteria to grapevines. This research may lead to important information for developing a defense against the disease.

See a new short video about her work at along with other videos about research and other aspects of the program.

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