Pierce's Disease Control ProgramPhysical Address: 2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Ste. 200, Sacramento, CA 95833 • 916-900-5024 Mailing Address: 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) is to minimize the statewide impact of Pierce’s disease and its vectors in California.
- 2019 Year-End Research Progress Reports
- 2018 Annual Report to the Legislature
- Background and History of GWSS and PD in California
- PD/GWSS – 20 Years of Progress
- Threats to California From Invasive Pests & Diseases
- PEIR: FINAL Statewide Pest Prevention and Management Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Message About the Program
There was a time about 20 years ago when grape growers, vintners, researchers and regulators alike were, at the very least, unsure how severely Pierce's disease and the glassy-winged sharpshooter would impact our precious viticultural resources.
Since August 1999, we’ve enjoyed many successful harvests, even in places like Temecula, where almost no one was willing to bet on the future of that region.
How has this been accomplished? Through a successful and cooperative partnership between federal, state, and local agricultural departments, university researchers, industry, growers, and the larger agricultural community.
The Pierce's Disease Control Program continues to provide much needed protection to our valuable wine and grape industry and the economic activity it generates. We have every confidence that this ongoing effort will continue to build upon its successes until the job is done.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Meetings & Events
An overview of the glassy-winged sharpshooter problem in California
Information on the glassy-winged sharpshooter. (6:35)
UC Ag & Natural Resources Glassy Winged Sharpshooter: Threat to California Agriculture
California's multi-billion dollar agriculture industry is threatened by a new insect pest. The glassy-winged sharpshooter feeds on a wide variety of ornamental and crop plants, but it is of particular concern to the grape industry. (28:26)