Situation of Erwinia amylovora in Switzerland
The EPPO Secretariat has recently been informed by the Swiss Plant Protection Service that a new foci of Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been discovered in an apple nursery, in the north east of Switzerland (15 km from Zrich, in the region of Baden), in August 1994. Other host plants of fireblight situated near this nursery (pear, quince, crataegus and cotoneaster) were also infected. Eradication measures have immediately been implemented. According to the most recent results of the survey being carried out, it seems that this new focus has been eradicated. However, it will be placed under strict control during the next growing season. In addition, the Swiss authorities noted that focus observed during previous years (RS 523/03, 1992) are no longer found and have therefore been successfully eradicated.
Office Fédéral de l'Agriculture, Switzerland, 1994-09.