Submitted to: Progressive Crop Consultant
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/14/2022
Publication Date: 9/1/2022
Citation: Sisterson, M.S. 2022. Insights into scouting for Pierce’s disease affected grapevines based on a three-year field study. Progressive Crop Consultant. 16-23. https://issuu.com/myaglife/docs/pcc_september_october_2022_final_draft?fr=sZTMzZDQ4MDczNzM
Technical Abstract: Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterial plant pathogen that causes several economically important plant diseases including Pierce’s disease of grapevine. Pathogen spread can be slowed by prompt removal of infected grapevines, although timely and accurate identification of vines affected by Pierce’s disease is difficult. To improve ability of farmers to identify Pierce’s disease affected vines for removal, results from a published three-year field study conducted by USDA-ARS that collected information on Pierce’s disease symptom progression and optimal time of year to submit samples for diagnostic testing are communicated to growers and pest control advisors in a trade publication.