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April 2016     
PD/GWSS Board and Advisory Task Force Meeting
The next joint meeting of the PD/GWSS Board and the  PD Advisory Task Force  will  take place on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Sacramento at 2800 Gateway Oak Dr., and will begin at 10 a.m.
To get updates from the PD/GWSS Board
GWSS Egg Masses Found On North Bay Nursery Plant Shipments 

A Napa County ag inspector examines plants in a newly arrived nursery shipment from Southern California. (Napa County Ag Dept. photo)
Inspectors in both Napa and Sonoma counties found glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) egg masses on nursery shipments of plants in early March, leading to the destruction of the plants where those egg masses were found.

The first find was on March 7th by Napa County inspectors who discovered a single egg mass on some plants that were shipped from an Orange County nursery to a retail outlet in American Canyon, Calif.

Inspectors destroyed the affected variety of plants in which the egg mass had been found. No other GWSS life stages were found on the remaining plants.

Then on March 8th, Sonoma County inspectors found one GWSS egg mass on a plant that had also been shipped from the same supplier in Orange County.

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A new video takes you into the lab at UC Davis as researchers show how they discovered a protein that may be key to understanding how Pierce's disease develops in grapevines.
A researcher examining protein samples.

Click here to go to the video.

Click here for more videos about PD/GWSS research at the YouTube PD/GWSS Board Channel.

Resource Downloads:

Xylella fastidiosa website

Controlling PD in different regions

Symptom recognition guidelines

Early spring symptoms

Summer and fall symptoms

For more information on the CDFA PD/GWSS Board or to participate in the online forum, visit www.pdgwss.net or contact Craig Hanes
via e-mail at
pdcpinfo@cdfa.ca.gov or phone 916-900-5024.
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