Studies on Erwinia amylovora in Turkey
Studies on Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been carried out in 1988, in the Province of Antalya, which is situated in the west of the Mediterranean region of Turkey (the previous EPPO RS 95/151 concerned also the Mediterranean region of Turkey, but the east part of it). On pears (Pyrus communis) which are widely cultivated in the districts of Serik, Manavgat, Kumluca and Antalya, the incidence of fireblight was extremely high. Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is scarce in Alanya, Antalya and Serik districts. No symptoms were found on quince in Alanya and Antalya, but disease incidence was high in Serik district. Fireblight was not observed on loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) in this region, except in Serik. During this study, the infestation rate of the disease was respectively, 26.27;% on pear, 23.52 % on quince, 0.28 % on quince, and 0.1;% on apple.
Develier, O.; Damdere, H. (1994) Preliminary studies on the fireblight disease (Erwinia amylovora (Burrill) Winslow et al.) on pome fruit trees in Antalya Province.
Zirai Mücadele Arastirma Yilligi, no. 24-25 (1989-1990), p 159