Research Update on Non-Antibiotic Control of Fire Blight Webinar

About the Webinar

The National Organic Program has proposed a 2014 phase out of antibiotics from the approved materials list for control of fire blight of apple and pear. An update on fire blight control without antibiotics will be presented. This webinar took place on March 19, 2013.

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Watch a more recent presentation at

Handout of the slides from this webinar

Ken Johnson is Professor of Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Rachel Elkins is a University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor and is located in Lake County (Lakeport), CA.
Tim Smith is a Washington State University Cooperative Extension Area Agent and is located in Chelan County (Wenatchee), WA.

This group has been involved with fire blight management for over 20 years.

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Published February 25, 2013

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