Fire Blight is a bacterial disease affecting apples, pears, and some other members of the family Rosaceae. It is a serious concern to apple and pear producers. Under the right conditions, it can destroy an entire orchard in a single growing season.
Southern pine beetle (SPB) is a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch wood-boring insect that infests pine trees, killing even large trees very quickly. It is one of the most destructive pests in the Southern and Southeastern United States.