EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/03

Situation of Erwinia amylovora in Switzerland

Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 organism) has been found again in Switzerland in 1991 in the same geographical area as in the previous year. In the area of Lake Constance several fireblight infections on Cotoneaster were found. For the first time E. amylovora has been found in a commercial pear orchard. Diseased plants were uprooted and destroyed.
The rest of Switzerland as well as all surveyed nurseries were still free from the pathogen.


Grimm, R. (1992) Feuerbrandsituation  in der Schweiz. Bericht aus Feld und Labor.
Phytomedizin 22, No. 1, p. 17