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Fire Blight Workshop

February 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Updates from the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, a multi-state research project involving MI, NC, NY, CA, OR, and WA.

AGENDA (Draft)

9:00 am – Introduction to the pathogen

9:15 am – Economic Costs of Fire Blight

9:30 am – Bloom Infection Prevention with Antibiotics: The Basics. Efficacy and timing of Streptomycin, Kasugamycin, and Oxytetracycline Products

9:45 am – Antibiotic Resistance – Frank Zhao, Jim Adaskaveg

10:00 am – Using Products that Work. Review of biopesticide product trials from SCRI and previous work – Kerik Cox, Ken Johnson, Tianna DuPont, George Sundin, Jim Adascaveg, Sara Villani, Aina Baro

10:40 am – Discussion

11:00 am – Break

11:15 am – Using Prohexodine Calcium and ASM for Shoot Blight Management. Review of ProCa and ASM trials from SCRI and previous work – George Sundin, Ken Johnson, Kerik Cox, Tianna DuPont, Sara Villani, Aina Baro

11:45 am – Discussion

12:15 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Managing Fire Blight Infections: Pruning, Sanitation. Summary of 8 on-farm replicated trials – Tianna DuPont, Ken Johnson, Kerik Cox, Kari Peters

1:30 pm – Using Systemic Acquired Resistance Products Therapeutics During Removal – Ken Johnson

2:00 pm Discussion

3 pesticide update credits are available with WSDA, ODA, and CDFA approval.

The FIRE BLIGHT WORKSHOP will also be held in Michigan (at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in Traverse City) on March 3rd, and the event will be broadcast via zoom. More information on registration and agenda coming soon!


February 23, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Aina Baro Sabe
(509) 293-8792


Confluence Technology Center
285 Technology Center Way
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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Washington State University