Erwinia amylovora found again in Norway
In July 2002, the Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service detected fireblight (Erwinia amylovora – EPPO A2 quarantine pest) at several locations on the southwestern coast of Norway. Two years ago, E. amylovora was detected in the same region in the counties of Rogaland and Hordaland. Eradication measures continued to be applied and include surveys to locate infected areas, destruction of all infected plants and of nearby host plants, and restrictions on the movement of bee hives.
The situation of E. amylovora in Norway can be described as follows: Present, found in a few locations on the southwestern coast, under eradication.
Source: NPPO of Norway.
Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service Web site. Fire blight found in southwestern Norway. Press release of 2002/08-07.