A scientific and community Internet resource on plant diseases caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa

Insect vectors

Insect vectors of Xylella fastidiosa belong to three groups within the Order Hemiptera, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha. The most important vectors in the Americas are in the family Cicadellidae, subfamily Cicadellinae; these insects are also known as sharpshooter leafhoppers. Another group that is very poorly

Pierce’s disease management

Pierce’s disease (PD) management employs the same general set of tools as for other vector-borne plant pathogens. Because there are currently no truly PD-resistant grapevine varietals available, management relies on a combination of efforts to control vectors and reduce pathogen supply.


We provide a PDF that includes X. fastidiosa specific and related manuscripts up to the early 2000s. The list may not be complete but it is very thorough, and probably the best you will find for literature on the topic published before the