EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2000 Num. article: 2000/135

Erwinia amylovora found again in Norway

The Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service has detected Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) on two species of Cotoneaster at several locations on the island of Karmøy (west coast of Norway). Cases of fireblight have not been reported in Norway since 1993, and the disease was declared eradicated in 1998. The Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service, together with local authorities and the Norwegian Crop Research Institute, is taking measures to eradicate the disease. The status of E. amylovora in Norway can be described as: Present: only in a very limited area, under eradication.


NPPO of Norway, 2000-08
Press release from the Norwegian Agricultural Inspection Service