Definition of fireblight in English:
A serious bacterial disease of plants of the rose family, especially fruit trees, giving the leaves a scorched appearance.
- The bacterium is Erwinia amylovora
- Orchardists are concerned the bacterial disease fireblight could be imported into Australia, with devastating effects on the local fruit industry.
- Australia currently bans the import of New Zealand apples because it fears the fireblight bacterial disease.
- Australian growers remain concerned about the risk of the disease fireblight being introduced to their orchards.
Definition of fireblight in:
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