Current situation of Erwinia amylovora in Slovakia
In June 2003, Erwinia amylovora (A2 list) was detected for the first time in Slovakia (RS 2004/136). The NPPO of Slovakia recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the 2005 situation. Between mid-June and 20th of July 2005, 8 outbreaks were detected in southern, central and western Slovakia. In southern Slovakia, outbreaks were mainly located near the Hungarian border. In all cases, infected trees were found in small gardens (private houses) or in hedges along public communications. The hosts were species of Sorbus, Cydonia, Malus, Pyrus and Crataegus. Relevant phytosanitary measures were taken to eradicate the disease and prevent any further spread. Monitoring of the regions concerned is continuing and has been intensified.
The situation of E. amylovora in Slovakia can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2003, only in gardens or road edges, 8 outbreaks in 2005, under eradication.
NPPO of Slovakia, 2005-08.