Erwinia amylovora reported again in Bulgaria
Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found again in Bulgaria, in the region of Kiustendil near the border of Republic of Macedonia. The disease has been observed in pear orchards. The Plant Protection Service of Bulgaria has immediately set up an eradication programme and infested plants have been destroyed. This is not the first report of fireblight in Bulgaria, as two foci had been found in 1991 on pear and quince but all infected trees were destroyed and the disease was not observed during extensive surveys until this recent finding.
Plant Protection Service of Bulgaria, 1995-09.