EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/55

Erwinia amylovora is not present in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Plant Quarantine Inspection has declared to EPPO that Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) is not present in Ukraine. This has been confirmed by annual surveys of orchards in the south and west of the country, suspect bacterial isolates being tested for their pathogenic, cultural, biochemical and serological properties.
Isolates obtained in the 1980s and mentioned in the publications of M.I. Kalinichenko as Erwinia-like were tested in the Microbiology and Virology Institute, Kiev by R.I. Gvozdyak and found to be Pseudomonas syringae and Erwinia herbicola.


Ukrainian Plant Quarantine Inspection, (1995-02).