Fire Blight Meeting - March 1, 2023
From Jennifer Zelinski
Researchers presented information about fire blight basics, including sustainable management practices to protect apples against this disease. They also covered how to best use bloom infection prevention strategies with traditional antibiotics. Researchers reviewed antibiotic resistance and presented new results on the nationwide efficacy trial results with biopesticides. There has also been new information on strategies to use prohexadione-calcium products and plant growth regulators (PGRs) to reduce shoot blight and how apple trees respond to Actigard/Apogee and other inducers. The team also presented information on how to manage fire blight infections with pruning and sanitation.