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In 1999, vine deaths in large portions of vineyard acreage in Temecula made it clear to the California wine industry and state, local and federal agencies that the glassy-winged sharpshooter's (GWSS) vectoring of Pierce's Disease (PD) put the entire state grape crop at risk.
In 1989, a pest new to California, the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS), was collected in Irvine.
This third edition now adds to the above several invasive species, such as glassy-winged sharpshooter, vine mealybug, and Virginia creeper.
These studies focused on the critical role that saliva plays when the glassy-winged sharpshooter injects the Pierce's disease bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, into grapes.
citri, is the vector of the citrus-infecting bacteria associated with citrus yellow shoot disease, known as Huanglongbing (Bove, 2006; 2008), and the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis Germar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) is a vector for the plant-infecting bacteria, Xylella fastidiosa which causes citrus variegated chlorosis, scorch-like diseases of fruit crops, and Pierce's disease of grapevine (Daugherty & Almeida 2009).
Engineering an invasion: classical biological control of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis, by the egg parasitoid Gonatocerus ashmeadi in Tahiti and Moorea, French Polynesia.
Growers are already fighting an intensifying wave of Pierce's disease, a bacterial vine killer spread by the glassy-winged sharpshooter, a highly mobile insect typically killed by frost.
A case in point is the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Once barely a blip on California winemakers' radar of potential crop hazards, the half-inch-long bug has quickly morphed into enemy No.
A total of $24 million is provided for tracking and controlling the spread of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, which carries the vine-killing disease.
Possible vectors include spittle bugs, sharpshooters, such as the glassy-winged sharpshooter which is causing problems in California, or treehoppers or other xylem feeding insects.
I was pleased to see an account of California's struggle with the glassy-winged sharpshooter, the bacteria-laden insect that threatens to wipe out the state's vineyards ["Day of the Locust," William Hamilton, May], especially outside the pages of the wine-trade press.