Q. How did I rid or prevent my pear tree of Black Leave Disease?

Answer

Your pear tree probably has fire blight

Fire blight is one of the most destructive diseases of apple and pear trees. Outbreaks are sporadic in most parts of the Northeast, but can cause extensive tree damage when they do occur. Therefore, the necessary intensity of control programs will vary considerably for different plantings and in different years. The state Cooperative Extension Service is the higher athority on this matter. See their link here: https://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstream/handle/1813/43095/fire-blight-FS-NYSIPM.pdf

You can also consult with our state extension agent "Jerry", who is available usually Mon-Fri before 12 noon. 914 285-4620

Hope this helps.

  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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