Situation of fireblight in Hungary in 1997
Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was reported for the first time in Hungary in spring 1996 (EPPO RS 96/106). Surveys have been carried out since then (see EPPO RS 97/009 and 97/090). In 1997, the disease was found in 17 counties at 133 locations, representing 1195 ha of infected area (469 ha gardens, 726 ha orchards). The map below illustrates the situation of fireblight in Hungary in 1997. The Plant Protection Service stressed that nurseries are still free from E. amylovora and are subjected to regular phytosanitary inspections.
Distribution of Erwinia amylovora in Hungary
Plant Protection Service of Hungary, 1998-07