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EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/203

Update on the fireblight situation in Romania

A confirmation of the outbreaks of Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest; see also Reporting Service 93/170, 1993, No. 9) has been given to EPPO by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Romania. The disease has been found on pear, apple and cotoneaster in the regions of Braila and Arges. The identity of the bacterium was confirmed at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station of the USDA in West Virginia, (US). Romanian plant protection authorities have issued internal regulations to prevent the further spread of fireblight in the country.


Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Romania, (1993-10)