Non-antibiotic Fire Blight Control

January 30, 2014
By David Granatstein

2014 is the last season in which organic growers can use antibiotics to control fire blight in apple and pear production.  Now is the time to look at non-antibiotic controls, for which there has been significant progress in the past few years.  An annotated presentation by Dr. Ken Johnson of Oregon State University outlines possible control strategies.   For more information on fire blight, please so Dr. David Granatstein’s fire blight webpage.