August 3, 2022

Field Day: Innovative Technologies for Pierce’s Disease (PD)

Field Day: Innovative Technologies for Pierce’s Disease (PD)

Friday August 12, 2022, from 10am-noon. 

Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness and A&P Inphatec are holding a field day for wine grape growers to review end of season results at a site historically challenged with PD. This site utilized XylPhi-PD for PD prevention this crop season. Latest testing methods will also be reviewed.

Hosted at a site managed by Bevill Vineyard Management 

Location: 3088 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448  (watch for flags, markers)

Lunch Provided  

1 hour CE course credit 


Speakers: Anika Kinkhabwala, Ph.D., Principal Scientist at A&P Inphatec; Alan Wei, Ph.D., Owner of Agri-Analysis  

  1. Pierce’s Disease identification 
  2. Xylella fastidiosa life cycle, symptoms 
  3. Conducive disease conditions 
  4. IPM strategies – monitoring, testing and diagnostics 
  5. Current effective control measures – cultural, chemical, biological 
  6. Discovery of phages for pathogen control  
  7. Optimizing delivery of phages 
  8. Trial results summary  

XylPhi-PD(EPA Reg. No. 93909-1) is EPA registered and is OMRI-listed and approved for use in organic production.

This press release is intended for informational use only and cannot be used as a replacement for a product label. Any products mentioned in this press release may only be sold in states where they are registered.

About A&P Inphatec:

A&P Inphatec, LLC is commercializing the first product (XylPhi-PD™), to prevent and treat symptoms of Pierce’s disease in grapevines. XylPhi-PD was registered in April 2019 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Biopesticide Pollution Prevention Division (BPPD). 

Contact at A&P Inphatec

James O’Connor


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