Erwinia amylovora found on the south-western coast of Norway
The NPPO of Norway recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of a new finding of Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). In July 2002, the Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service detected fireblight at several locations on the south-western coast of Norway. Two years ago, fireblight (thought to be extinct in Norway) was detected in the south-western counties Rogaland and Hordaland (see EPPO RS 2000/135). Eradication measures are being taken and include: surveys to delimitate infected areas, destruction of all infected plants and nearby host plants, restrictions on transportation of bee hives. The situation of E. amylovora in Norway can be described as follows: Present, found in several locations on the south-western coast, under eradication.
NPPO of Norway, 2002-08.
Web site of the Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service.
Fire blight found in southwestern Norway