EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/090

Situation of fireblight in Hungary in 1996

Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was reported for the first time in Hungary in spring 1996 (EPPO RS 96/106) near Kecskemét (central part of the country). Further surveys showed that the disease was mainly found in south and south-east of the country (EPPO RS 97/009), on 279 sites (242 ha of infected orchards, 28.316 infected trees), as shown on the map below. The Plant Protection Service of Hungary stressed that nurseries are free from the disease and are subjected to regular phytosanitary inspections.


Distribution of Erwinia amylovora in 1996


Plant Protection Service of Hungary, 1997-04