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  • What’s Oozing from Apple, Pear Trees in Pacific Northwest?

    If you’re walking your apple or pear orchards this spring and notice something oozing from the trees, it’s a good indication fire blight is active in your orchard. Pome blocks with acres of highly susceptible varieties on highly susceptible rootstocks are experiencing more frequent and more damaging infections of fire blight across the Pacific Northwest. As temperatures rise, bacteria that survived the winter begin to ooze from cankers on host trees. Insects are attracted to…

This illustrated image shows the insect pear psylla.
An agronomic image showing apple scab on an apple.
apple harvest
wildflowers
Apple petal fall
Brown marmorated stink bug