First report of Erwinia amylovora in Austria
The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Austrian Plant Protection Service of the first occurrence of Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in Austria, in 1993. Infection of fireblight has been detected on two Cotoneaster salicifolius in the most westerly Province of Vorarlberg, at lake Constance, near the German border. An eradication programme is being carried out ; infected plants have been destroyed and surveys including field inspection and laboratory tests are being conducted.
EPPO Secretariat, 1994-08.