Fire Blight workshops, webinars scheduled for February, March, June, October

Fire blight in gala seventh leaf. Courtesy Tianna DuPont

ONLINE - Join us for the latest fire blight information from a national research project involving Michigan, North Carolina, New York, California, Oregon and Washington  funded by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative.

Fire Blight Webinar Series

Biopesticides for Fire Blight Management

March 15, at 4 p.m. (PST) / 7 p.m. (EST)

Ken Johnson, Oregon State University. Effective use of biopesticides for Fire Blight control.

Fire Blight Pruning and Sanitation

June 13, at 4 p.m. (PST) / 7 p.m. (EST)

Tianna DuPont, Washington State University. New trials on pruning and sanitation for Fire Blight management.

Using Weather and Environmental Conditions to Optimize Biologicals and Biopesticides for Bloom Protection

October 18, at 4 p.m. (PST) / 7 p.m. (EST)

Sara Villani, North Carolina State University.  Join us to talk about how to use weather and environmental data to optimize timings of biologicals and biopesticide applications for an effective Fire Blight control.

For more information and registration or contact Nikki Rothwell or 231-946-1510. One pesticide update credit per session with agency approval.

Fire Blight Fruit School: New research from our National Team

February 23, at 9  a.m. - 3 p.m. (PST)

Wenatchee and Online

March 1, at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)

Traverse City, Michigan and Online


Introduction to the Pathogen

Bloom Infection Prevention with Antibiotics: The Basics

Antibiotic Resistance

Biopesticide Efficacy

Using Prohexodine Calcium and Actigard for Shoot Blight Management

Managing Fire Blight Infections: Pruning, Sanitation

Using Systemic Acquired Resistance Products Therapeutics During Removal

Credits (with agency approval)

February 23, (WA): Three pesticide update credits WA, OR, CA.

March 1, 2023 (MI): Three pesticide update credits MI, NY

More Information and Registration

February 23,  (WA):

March 1, (MI):


Nikki Rothwell or (231) 946-1510

Tianna DuPont (509) 293-8758



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