EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/10

Fireblight in Jordan

In 1990, symptoms of fireblight caused by Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 organism) were observed in quince (Cydonia oblonga) in southern Jordan. Further laboratory studies revealed the presence of E. amylovora. Also apple and pear were affected. Surveys on disease occurrence and a screening on susceptibility for fireblight of local and foreign pome fruit varieties will be carried out.


Tehabsim, A. ; Masannat, K. ; Janse, J.D.  (1992) Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora) on pome fruits in Jordan.
Phytopathologia Mediterranea  31, 117-118.