Results of the 2002 survey: Erwinia amylovora does not occurs in Slovakia
As in 2001 (see EPPO RS 2002/076) a survey for Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been carried out in Slovakia. A total of 3,648,260 plants covering approximately 4527 ha was inspected. Inspections were done mainly on apple, quince and pear growing in nurseries and intensive orchards. 69 suspect plants were observed (57 apple trees, 5 quince trees, 5 Crataegus and 2 Cotoneaster plants) and 33 samples were sent to the laboratory for further testing. All results were negative.
The situation of E. amylovora in Slovakia can be described as follows: Absent, confirmed by surveys.
NPPO of Slovakia, 2003-06.