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EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/14

Quarantine Procedures for Erwinia amylovora

A hot-water treatment for the eradication of Erwinia amylovora from propagating wood was presented by Aldwinckle & Gustaffson (US). Treatment at 48° C for 60 min eliminated E. amylovora without damaging the buds.


An Austrian/French research report on the effect of heat treatments on the survival of E. amylovora was presented by Keck et al. Incubation in a humid atmosphere or hot water at 45° C for 3 h eliminated the bacteria without damaging the buds. It was concluded that thermotherapy can be used under certain conditions to eliminate E. amylovora from budwood of apple and pears.


6th International Workshop on Fireblight, Athens (GR) (1992-10-20/23).