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Title California agricultural research priorities : Pierce's disease / Committee on California Agricultural Research Priorities: Pierce's Disease, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xv, 161 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents ""FrontMatter""; ""Reviewers""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Tables, Figures, and Boxes""; ""Executive Summary""; ""1 Pierce�s Disease and the Glassy-winged Sharpshooter: Their Biology and the Challenges of Their Management""; ""2 Developing Priorities for Research""; ""3 Host�Vector Interaction""; ""4 Plant�Pathogen Interaction""; ""5 Vector�Pathogen Interaction""; ""References""; ""Appendix A Committee Biographies""; ""Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications""
Summary "The glassy-winged sharpshooter is one of the more recent invasive pests to afflict California agriculture. The insect transmits a bacterial pathogen that causes Pierce's disease, which has impaired production of wine, table, and raisin grapes in California. The report recommends strengthening the process and the priorities for research funded by state agencies and wine industry groups to address Pierce's disease and its vector. Research should be focused on identifying feasible options for controlling the spread of the disease and providing sustainable approaches that are adaptable and affordable over the long term. Several avenues of research be pursued more intensely including the genetic makeup of the pathogen that triggers Pierce's disease, understanding the mechanisms that make grapes resistant to the disease, the possibilities of introducing predator enemies to the sharpshooter, and new ways to manage the planting of crops to help avoid spread of the disease."-- From Publisher's web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-151)
Notes Print version record
Subject Pierce's disease -- California
Grapes -- Diseases and pests -- California
Leafhoppers -- Control
Insects as carriers of plant disease.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Grapes -- Diseases and pests.
Insects as carriers of plant disease.
Leafhoppers -- Control.
Pierce's disease.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on California Agricultural Research Priorities: Pierce's Disease.
LC no. 2004114396
ISBN 0309544939
Other Titles Pierce's disease