Fire Blight Disease on Pears

Fire Blight Disease on Pears

If you have grown pears before, you have surely noticed dead twigs, dead branches, and even entirely dead trees depending on the cultivar. During wet, disease-splashing years, fire blight is generally to blame. According to our Fire Blight of Ornamental...
The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling

On the mornings that had once throbbed with the dawn chorus of robins, catbirds, doves, jays, wrens, and scores of other bird voices there was now no sound; only silence lay over the fields and woods and marsh. Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Recently I picked up a dead...
Having the Blues

Having the Blues

If you are a rose grower in Texas, I do not have to tell you how disastrous it has been the last few years. First, there was the devastating 2021 freeze, followed by a severe drought, followed by an “out of the blue” first “frost” in the low teens. Sadly, many of the...