Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In

Quick Launch

Got Nature? > Posts > Purdue expert: Trees can get 'burned' again by fire blight
May 15
Purdue expert: Trees can get 'burned' again by fire blight

Homeowners who have flowering pear trees should check for signs of fire blight even if they pruned infected trees last year, says a Purdue Extension specialist in ornamental and fruit diseases.
The warm, moist temperatures last spring were ideal conditions for fire blight to thrive. Trees are most susceptible to the potentially devastating disease if a freeze occurs after blooming, as happened last year. Jana Beckerman said hundreds of cases of fire blight were reported in 2012; some neighborhoods had more than 100 infected trees.

More . . .​

Purdue Agriculture News​



 Have a Question?


Question BubbleEnter a question for the blog.
Specialists will post the resources you need.




FNR Extension

Purdue Extension

FNR Facebook
FNR Facebook

For publications:
The Education Store

Purdue Nature of Teaching
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Master Gardener, Purdue University
Tree Doctor App, Purdue University
Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue Six Legs News Column
Purdue Yard and Garden