[nafex] FIRE BLIGHT

Lucky Pittman Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed May 16 14:20:43 EDT 2001


At 01:10 PM 05/16/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>WE ARE FINDING FIRE BLIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS.  YOU SHOULD BE
>WALKING YOUR ORCHARD DAILLY LOOKING FOR STRIKES.  CUT THEM OUT
>IMMEDIATELY AND BURN

FB hit my orchard probably 2 weeks or more ago - I've pruned out greater 
than 50% of the total structure of 6-7 year old trees of Clapp's Favorite, 
Chojuro, and Shinko(Singo) pears.
Other varieties fostered onto the Clapp's tree(Mustafabey, Ubileen, and a 
flat-bottomed Southern variety) were unaffected, but they were last year's 
grafts and did not blossom.

Pink Pearl was hit hardest of any of the apples in my orchard.

I'm still checking as often as possible, and continue to have to prune out 
affected wood, almost every day.
Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY


 

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