Fruit growers work to dampen the threat of fire blight

05/24/2013 | Missourinet

Fruit growers have to be on guard against a number of diseases and pests with the power to decimate their crops, including a bacteria called fire blight that attacks in the early spring planting season, says horticulture specialist Michele Warmund. She suggests planting disease-resistant plants to ward off diseases including fire blight, which can be difficult to control and can only be treated with an antibiotic spray.

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