Fire Blight Webinar Series

The team that is leading the national fire blight grant “Comprehensive Fire Blight Management for the United States” is hosting a webinar series that will begin in December 2022 and run through October 2023. This series will address new research on best management practices for fire blight control. Growers are encouraged to attend this online event by registering at this link:

The following is the upcoming fire blight webinar series agenda: 

December 12, 2022
- Using models to predict firebight infections: MaryBlyt and Cougar Blight

Dr. Kerik Cox, Cornell University

Dr. Tianna DuPont, Washington State University 


March 15, 2023 - Using biopesticides to help control fire blight

Dr. Ken Johnson, Oregon State University


June 13, 2023 - Pruning and sanitation strategies to reduce fire blight

Dr. Tianna DuPont, Washington State University 


October 18, 2023 - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production

Dr. Sara Villani, North Carolina State University         

These online meetings will last approximately one hour beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Michigan growers will receive one credit for each of the meetings.

Registration for U.S. Fire Blight Management Webinar Series is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on October 17, 2023.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Jenn Zelinski at or 231-313-8376.