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The Latest Fire Blight Research: Webinar

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join us for a webinar covering new research to improve your fire blight management.


  • Brief review of fire blight management basics including fire blight lifecycles, cultural controls, and standard IPM management.
  • New product trial results blossom blight prevention.
  • New trial results young tree blossom and shoot blight prevention.
  • Research results on most effective strategies for cutting blight.


Kerik Cox is an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at Cornell University. His program focuses on management of key tree fruit diseases in New York including fire blight.

Dr. Kari Peter is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Penn State University. She is located at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, PA, which is the heart of the tree fruit growing region of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peter’s research aims to develop full season fire blight management programs, tailoring to tree age, planting density, and cultivar susceptibility, using both conventional and alternative products.

Ken Johnson. Research Professor, Oregon State University. At OSU since 1988, Ken Johnson’s research program has been concerned with economically important diseases of tree fruit crops including fire blight of pear and apple.  Recent research projects have focused on non-antibiotic control, improved pathogen detection, and induction of acquired resistance to lessen fire blight damage.

Tianna DuPont. Tree Fruit Extension Specialist. Tianna’s program focuses on integrated pest management in Apples Pears and Cherries. Her fire blight research includes efficacy screening of new fire blight products in apples and pears and investigation of best management practices in the orchard from cutting blight to chipping prunings.

To register


This session will qualify for one Washington pesticide re-certification credit with WSDA approval or one Oregon State pesticide update credit with approval. To receive credit attendees must attend the entire 50 min seminar and participate in polls within the session.

Tree Fruit Days Webinar Series

This webinar is part of the Tree Fruit Days Webinar Series co-sponsored by NW Cherries, Okanogan Hort Assoc., Pear Bureau NW, NCW Fieldmen’s Assoc.

For additional educational opportunities see and the WSU Winter Institute

Thank you to funders

This research was funded in part by a grant from the Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission.


January 18
10:00 am - 11:00 am


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758
Washington State University