California Department of Food and Agriculture

CDFA Pierce's Disease
Research Scientific Advisory Panel

The CDFA PD Research Scientific Advisory Panel is composed of scientists with expertise in research areas directly applicable to Pierce’s disease and its vectors. It provides input and expertise on the research effort.

2016 Pierce's Disease Research Symposium

The 2016 Pierce's Disease Research Symposium will be held December 13 and 14, 2016 in San Diego, California. This year's Symposium will feature presentations, a poster session, and roundtable discussions. More information will be available soon

Update (Oct. 27, 2016): We are currently finalizing the arrangements for the 2016 Pierce's Disease Research Symposium. Hotel guestrooms are expected to cost $125 per night plus fees and taxes, or about $145 per night total. Registration fees for the Symposium will be no more than $120 per day. Once the arrangements are finalized we will send out a notification and activate websites for making room reservations and for registering for the Symposium. We apologize for the delay this year and thank you for your patience and continuing interest in the 2016 Pierce's Disease Research Symposium.

Here is the tentative schedule for the Symposium:

December 12, 2016 (Mon) (3 pm to 6 pm)

  • Early Check-in, Registration, & Poster Set-up

December 13, 2016 (Tue) (8:30 am to 6:15 pm)

  • Check-in, Registration, & Poster Set-up
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Session 1: Pierce's Disease Epidemiology
  • Session 2: Pierce’s Disease Resistant Grapevines
  • Lunch
  • Session 3: Xylella fastidiosa
  • Session 4: Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
  • Session 5: Poster Session

December 14, 2016 (Wed) (8:30 am to 2:30 pm)

  • Check-in, Registration, & Poster Take-down
  • Session 6: Other Winegrape Pests & Diseases
  • Session 7: Roundtable Discussions
  • Lunch
  • Session 8: Biological Control of Pierce's Disease
  • Closing

Pierce's Disease Research Symposium Proceedings

Almost every year since 2001, the PDCP has organized an annual research symposium focused on Pierce's disease and its vectors. Approximately 100 people attend these meetings to share information and learn more about the research progress being made against Pierce's disease. A collection of year-end research progress reports is prepared each year and distributed at the Symposium. These documents, known as the Proceedings, are available via the links listed below. Although Symposia were not held in 2012 or 2015, collections of progress reports were still prepared and are included in the list below.