Correction: Stinky Pear Invasion story

Apr 21, 2022, 9:11 AM | Updated: Apr 25, 2022, 9:04 am

CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH TO 1918, NOT 2018 - This photo made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library, Special Collections, shows USDA plant explorer Frank N. Meyer on Mount Wutai, Shanxi, China, on Feb. 25, 1908. Meyer, who died in 1918, sent an estimated 2,500 species of plants, including his namesake Meyer lemon and Callery pears, to the United States. (Courtesy of USDA via AP)

(Courtesy of USDA via AP)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story published April 21, 2022, about invasive pear trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported that fire blight is a fungus. It is a bacterial disease.

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Correction: Stinky Pear Invasion story