Update on the fireblight situation in Italy
Fireblight, caused by Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), was reported from Italy for the first time in 1990 (see Reporting Service 511/04), occurring in the province of Puglia. Since this first outbreak of the pest the disease has not spread to other regions of the country and the pest situation can be considered as constant. The disease can be found in some localities of the regions of Lecci and Brindisi infecting mainly pears. Infections have been found mainly on young trees of 3-10 years.
Cariddi, C.; Lops, R. (1993) Appunti epidemiologici su Erwinia amylovora in Puglia.
Presentation at the "Premier Colloque Italo-Français De Phytopathologie sur: Maladies nouvelles ou d'introduction récente en France, en Italie et dans le bassin méditerranéen", Alghero, IT, 1993-04-14/18.