EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/040

Details on the situation of Erwinia amylovora in Albania

Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was first detected in Albania in 1995 (EPPO RS 96/074). In 1995, surveys were carried out to determine the extent of the disease and organize eradication programmes and production of propagation material in nurseries. ;Results showed that E. amylovora is present in almost all coastal districts of Albania. The disease was particularly severe in the districts of Berat, Shkodër and Kavajë. Fireblight was absent in areas located at higher altitudes (Elbasan, Librazhd, Pogradec) and only one infected plant was observed in Korçë. During this survey, 10,000 trees were observed (7,000 pear trees, 3,000 apple trees and a few quinces). Sixty plants (58 pear trees and 2 quinces) were found infected.


Cariddi, C.; Paçe, H.; Myrta, A. (1999) [Monitoring of fireblight in Albania].
Informatore Fitopatologico, 49(11), 40-44.