First report of Erwinia amylovora in Hungary
The EPPO Secretariat was recently informed by the Hungarian Plant Protection Service that Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found in Hungary for the first time. The bacterium was detected on the 1996-04-25 in two neighbouring apple orchards of 20 and 22.8 ha, planted in 1990-1991, at Nyárlörinc, near Kecskemét. Eradication measures have immediately been applied. According to the Hungarian phytosanitary regulations, infected orchards and susceptible host plants within a radius of 3 km were destroyed. All apple trees of the infected orchards were uprooted and burnt. Phytosanitary measures have also been taken to prevent further spread of the disease. This is the first report of E. amylovora in Hungary.
Plant Protection Service of Hungary, 1996-05.