The PD/GWSS Board is composed of representatives from the winegrape industry. It provides recommendations to the Secretary on the use of funds collected under the PD/GWSS winegrape assessment. The Board is advised by subcommittees established to focus on specific areas and issues.
For further information on the PD/GWSS Board, please visit the PD/GWSS Board page link above.
Pierce’s Disease Advisory Task Force
The Pierce’s Disease (PD) Advisory Task Force is composed of county agricultural commissioners, scientists, agricultural representatives, and other experts. The Task Force meets regularly to review program progress and develop recommendations for the Secretary. Similar to the PD/GWSS Board, the Task Force is advised by subcommittees established to focus on specific areas and issues.
PD/GWSS Science Advisory Panel
The PD/GWSS Science Advisory Panel (SAP) is composed of university scientists who are experts on Pierce’s disease and its vectors. The Panel provides input and expertise on scientific issues associated with the program.
California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Advisory Group
The California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association (CACASA)/ Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Advisory Group is composed of agricultural commissioner representatives from each of the five CACASA area groups in the state. This group meets regularly to discuss issues of statewide and regional concern and to promote statewide program consistency and good communication among state and county cooperators.