Situation of Erwinia amylovora in Spain
Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora - EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was first reported in Spain during summer 1995. The disease was found in a new plantation of cider apple trees located in Lezo (Provincia de Guipuzcoa - País Vasco), near the French border (see EPPO RS 96/107). Other foci were then detected in this Province and also in the north of Navarra. Despite eradication measures which had been applied, it is now felt that the disease is established in these areas.
During 1996, a focus was detected in the Province of Segovia (Castilla y León) on imported Crataegus plants in a nursery. In 1998, two other foci were found, one in the Province of Lleida (Cataluña) and the other in the Province of Guadalajara (Castilla La Mancha). In these three cases, eradication measures have been applied and intensive monitoring is being carried out in these areas.
Plant Protection Service of Spain, 1998-10.
López, M.M.; Gorris, M.T.; Llop, P.; Berra, D.; Borruel, M.; Plaza, B.; García, P.; Palomo, J.L.; Cambra, M. (1998) Fireblight in Spain: situation and monitoring.
Abstract of a paper presented at the 8th International Workshop on Fire Blight, Kusadasi (TR), 1998-10-12/15, p 34