The situation of Erwinia amylovora in the EC (UK - Northern Ireland)
It was reported at the International Symposium on Plant Health and the European Single Market that Northern Ireland is considered to be free from fireblight caused by Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). In 1986 E. amylovora was found in the Greater Belfast area. The fireblight outbreaks were confined to ornamental plants such as Cotoneaster and Pyracantha. A stringent eradication policy was carried out accompanied by surveys of the area (up to 1 km) where the outbreaks occurred. No further fireblight outbreaks occurred during recent years.
McCracken, A.R. (1993) Spread, survival and eradication of fireblight in Northern Ireland.
Poster at the International Symposium on Plant Health and the European Single Market, Reading (UK) 1993-03/04-30/1