fire blight


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fire blight

also fire·blight (fīr′blīt′)
n.
A disease of plants in the rose family, especially apple and pear trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackened flowers, leaves, and branches.

fire blight

n
(Agriculture) a disease of apples, pears, and similar fruit trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackening of the blossoms and leaves, and cankers on the branches

fire′ blight`


n.
a disease of fruit trees, esp. of pears and apples, that blackens the foliage and is caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire blight - a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple treesfire blight - a disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees
blight canker - a phase of fire blight in which cankers appear
leaf blight - any blight causing a browning and falling of the leaves of a plant
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Isolation and Molecular Characterization of the Fire Blight Pathogen, Erwinia amylovora, Isolated from Apple and Pear Orchards in Egypt.
There is one disease that can wreak havoc on a pear tree--the dreaded fire blight --a disease that affects apples, pears and quince.
Arkansas Black' is resistant to most major diseases, but it's vulnerable to apple scab and fire blight.
The new cultivar is resistant to fire blight and isn't prone to the brown discoloration, called "superficial scald," that affects some pear varieties.
Collier, who lives in East Wenatchee, owns a 6-acre pear orchard in the 2700 block of Malaga/Alcoa Highway, which, according to inspectors and enforcement agents of the Chelan-Douglas County Horticultural Pest and Disease Board, has been infested with codling moth, pear psylla, fire blight and grape mealy bugs since 2012.
They provided a source of cuttings for grafting until the practice had to be curtailed to prevent the spread of fire blight, a bacterium that left unchecked could destroy an entire orchard.
Fire blight is also one of the most serious diseases of some fruit trees belonging to the Rosaceae family.
TUNIS, (TAP) - A delegation of Farmers from the Governorate of Manouba stressed, during their meeting with caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, Thursday in the Carthage Palace, the need to assist farmers who suffered damage due to the fire blight disease that has destroyed part of the pear trees in the governorate.
Diseases such as apple scab, a fungus, and fire blight, a bacterial disease, are dependent upon temperature and moisture, degree days and leaf wetness.
However, I want earlier blossoms next year so I've chosen a lovely collection of tulips but, to reduce the risk of fire blight, I won't plant them for a couple of months yet.
Tetracycline, along with the antibiotic streptomycin, is used in organic production to control a disease known as fire blight that affects apples and pears.
Nancy Millis Postgraduate Thesis Award ($5,000 grant for the best thesis (PhD or MSc) by a DPI staff member) - shared by Dr Rachel Kilmister for work on tannin extraction from wine grapes and Rachel Mann for research on the bacterium that causes fire blight in fruit.