An Economic Evaluation of Alternative Methods to Manage Fire Blight in Apple Production

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2023-04-01
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NYSHS
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Our research examined the economic implications of managing fire blight in apple production by using susceptible rootstocks or resistant rootstocks with and without protective sprays. Our results indicate that use Geneva® rootstocks across all incidence levels of fire blight considered gave superior economic outcomes compared to susceptible rootstocks or tree insurance for fire blight.

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fire blight, Geneva rootstocks, tree insurance, pre- and post-infection spray programs
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