EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/076

Survey on Erwinia amylovora in Slovakia: 2001 results

In 2001, a survey on Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was carried out in Slovakia. Visual inspections and laboratory tests were done on host plants of fireblight (Malus, Pyrus, Cydonia, Mespilus, Sorbus, Crataegus, Pyracantha, Chaenomeles, Cotoneaster, Amelanchier) grown in the following places:
- fruit / ornamental nurseries, mother stock orchards
- commercial orchards (classic and high density)
- small fruit gardens, public parks, natural habitat of wild host plants
In 2001, 2,207,604 plants (corresponding to 7,311 ha) were inspected. Apple trees (1,821,000 trees – 6,676 ha), pear trees (159,000 trees - 428 ha) and quince trees (153,000 - 29 ha) were the main species tested. 69 samples were tested in the laboratory according to the EPPO Phytosanitary Procedure no. 40, and all gave negative results.
The situation of E. amylovora in Slovakia can be described as follows: Absent: confirmed by survey.


NPPO of Slovakia, 2002-06