An Annual Fire Blight Management Program for Apples
Fire blight hit the 2007 growing season very hard. During bloom in southern New England, seven consecutive days rated as having high potential for fire blight were recorded from May 10 to 16. After a week of cool weather, a second period of high blight risk began in late May. By the end of May and into early June, reports of fire blight in apples were observed in New Jersey, Hudson Valley New York and throughout New England.