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Organic Fire Blight Prevention Project

The Organic Center has completed a project providing critically needed information on how to prevent fire blight from decimating apple and pear orchards without the use of antibiotics.

From www.organic-center.org:

The Organic Center (TOC) has completed a project providing critically needed information on how to prevent fire blight from decimating apple and pear orchards without the use of antibiotics. Fire blight is a serious problem for apple and pear growers in the US.  Unlike some fruit pathogens, fire blight doesn’t just damage or destroy that season’s fruit – it can kill the entire tree.  It is caused by the bacteria Erwinia amylovora, and is easily spread among trees and orchards.  With growers now spending up to $20,000 per acre to establish an orchard, the risk of severe tree injury or loss from fire blight needs to be controlled.

Read the full report from The Organic Center...

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