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Offline GSF

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Fire Blight
« on: April 25, 2015, 02:49:49 pm »
Anybody having a problem with fire blight this year? I haven't had much experience with it but I'm afraid it's fixing to cost me several/all of my pear and apple trees. I've never used  streptomycin during bloom time and haven't had any issues. This year was a warm and wet spring, conditions that make fire blight thrive.
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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 12:01:12 am »
Cedar trees harbor fire blight.  Do you have them near your orchard?  If you do you should remove them.

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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 07:08:18 am »
I didn't know that, thanks. To answer your question - yes. We live in the country and they can be seen everywhere.
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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 09:15:38 am »
I heard a report last year of antibiotics in trapped pollen (bees weren't being treated with antibiotics).  I was a bit shocked to learn about how it is used for fireblight.

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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 10:38:28 am »
cedar trees harbor Cedar Apple Rust...

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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2015, 03:18:24 pm »
Maggie,
Your right thanks.
I'm still cutting down all my cedars.

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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2015, 05:51:11 pm »
I'm cutting all of mine, too!  :grin:
They make great fenceposts to keep the deer out of the orchard.  :cool:

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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 09:47:28 pm »
I don't remember the name of the disease but on the cedars you normally can stay ahead by cutting off the infected limbs.
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Re: Fire Blight
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 02:55:56 pm »
Yes, those fence posts will come in handy when I try and fence out the deer from my apples and pears.