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Fire blight is one of the deadliest diseases found in apple and pear trees. It strikes during many phases of the tree's growth and flowering. Outbreaks can occur anywhere but are especially prevalent in the northeastern United States, where periodic outbreaks affect both commercial and backyard orchards.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: So you have a list of garden chores as long as your shovel handle. That's okay, but don't forget to plan for some fun, too - balance is important.
1492: During his first voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus enters the Sargasso Sea, being quite amazed at the plants that grew so thick in the salty waters.
1700: Andre le Notre, French landscape architect, died at age 87. He was gardener to King Louis XIV and helped construct the park of the Palace of Versailles and extend the westward vista of the Tuileries.
1850: Wilhelm Nikolaus Suksdorf, German botanist, was born. He would immigrate to America and botanize in Washington state, sending plants to Asa Gray who named Suksdorfia violacea after him. He ultimately collected over 150,000 plants.
1898: The first agricultural fair in Orange (near New Haven) Connecticut, took place, with displays of fruit and vegetables, canned goods and jellies, livestock and poultry.