Fire Blight

The fire blight season is in full swing now so keep a close eye on your trees. I will attach an article from University of Kentucky and a good article about the approved use of antibiotics in fighting this disease. If you have Michael Phillips book, The Holistic Orchard, he has a discussion on this topic as well.

I will also provide a list of disease resistant apples for our area. This is a combined list from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
http://nicolewarduk.blogspot.com/
http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/issues/statements/antibiotics_apples_pear_faq.html
Disease Resistant Apples for Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky

GoldRush
Sundance
Pixie Crunch
WineCrisp
Crimson Gold
Galarina
Querina
Spartan (ML)
Freedom
Empire (ML)
Jonafree (ML)
Ashmead’s Kernel (ML)
Northern Spy (ML)
Akane (ML)
Enterprise
Redfree
Prima
Sir Prize
Priscilla
Liberty
Dayton
Williams Pride
Turley Winesap (ML)
Pristine
Macfree
CrimsonCrisp
(the ones listed with (ML) have done well at Hayfields)

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