Our members are actively involved in research and education, and often share their work in our quarterly newsletter, Just Picked! We are reprinting these articles online here, in line with our mission to share information with fruit growers, hobby gardeners and customers of organic fruit.
Organic Management of Fire Blight in the Upper Midwest
Fruit farmers are increasingly trying to meet the demand for organic, locally grown apples and pears in the Upper Midwest. Fire blight and other diseases are a major barrier to organic fruit production in our region. To help organic farmers control this disease and to lay the groundwork for future research, OFGA has published a guide to summarize recent scientific research alongside information from in-depth interviews with practicing organic farmers. Read more below.