Fire Blight Control in Organic Pome Fruit Systems Under the Proposed Non-antibiotic Standard

Watch the webinar on YouTube at

About the webinar

The National Organic Program has proposed a 2014 phase out of antibiotics from the approved a materials list for control of fire blight in apple and pear. A effective systems approach to fire blight management without antibiotics will be presented.

About the presenter

Dr. Ken Johnson is Professor of Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, Corvallis. At OSU, he teaches plant pathology and has researched fire blight control for over 20 years.

Slides from the webinar as a pdf handout

About eOrganic is the Organic Agriculture Community of Practice at Our website at contains articles, videos, and webinars for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences, and certification. The content is collaboratively authored and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with experience and expertise in organic agriculture.

Title: Organic Pome Fruit Systems: Fire Blight Control under the Proposed Non-Antibiotic Standard
Date: Tuesday March,13, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST


Published January 26, 2012

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.