[NAFEX] Fireblight worse than usual this year?
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 1 16:58:09 EDT 2005
Not sure if I've ever seen fireblight in this area, but this spring I'm
finding the occasional tip die-back. It goes in only a leaf or 2, and
quits; dry brown dead part falls off with light tug. I think I saw a little
of this last year. It's still not enough to take bother taking samples to
the diagnostic lab.
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From: Lucky Pittman <>
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Fireblight worse than usual this year?
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 09:23:19 -0500
More fireblight on the Asian pears than at any time in the past 10 years,
Clapp's Favorite, which lost easily 50% of the tree to FB & pruning two
years ago and has never really recovered, is all but dead - with only a
single branch surviving this year's FB onslaught.
No more FB than usual in the apples - some cultivars are more susceptible
than others(but I'd have to pull my orchard map to tell you which ones are
hit this year.
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