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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.
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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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Erwinia amylovora is a Gram-negative enterobacterium bacterium that causes fireblight disease on Rosaceae family plants including apple (Malus spp.
Solei d'Or is a good choice for yellow berries and Mohave is resistant to scab and fireblight.
The trees prefer cool, moist situations as they become prone to fireblight when under stress due to drought conditions.
Both of these trees also have the happy attribute of being almost completely immune to fireblight, even in trying circumstances.
Cotoneasters, apples, pears and sorbus are all susceptible to fireblight, a bacterial disease that causes shoots and leaves to wither and turn brown.
For example, apples, pears, and firethorn, members of the rose family, are all susceptible to fireblight.
The United States charged that Japanese quarantine requirements to protect Japanese apple orchards from fireblight are excessive, are not based on accepted science, and violate Japanese obligations under the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.
Three common diseases of saskatoons are black leaf/witches' broom, fireblight and Saskatoon Juniper Rust.
Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora) attacks pome fruits such as apples, pears, and some ornamentals.
I've tried to look it up in a book and it appears to be fireblight.
Fireblight is a bacterial disease that most commonly attacks apple and crabapple trees, but it also can bother cotoneaster, hawthorn, mountain ash, pear, pyracantha, quince, and service berry.