Common Fire Blight Treatments Going Away

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Courtesy: UC Davis

Courtesy: UC Davis

Fire blight will be an even bigger problem for apples and pears for the 2015 season.

Treatments Going Away

Some antibiotics used to fight fire blight will no longer be available for growers next season. University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Rachel Elkins says a collaboration with researchers and professors has received a second round of funding to find organic cures for the disease. However Elkins says they are researching outside of those boundaries.