Invasive Species Compendium

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How disinfectants compare in preventing transmission of fireblight.

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Clorox (sodium hypochlorite), Lysol and Pine-Sol (pine oil) were superior to rubbing alcohol, Liser Listerine, hydrogen peroxide, Agrimycin 17 or Kocide 101 in preventing transmission of Erwinia amylovora on cutting tools during the pruning of apple and pear trees. Spraying or soaking was more effective than dipping for surface-sterilizing the tools.