Fireblight in Armenian SSR
A small area of pear orchards (30 ha) along the Araks river, which forms the border between Armenian SSR and Turkey, has been found infested by Erwinia amylovora (EPPO A2 list). This isolated outbreak is the first for any part of USSR, and the disease has never been reported in any other Soviet republic. Intensive local measures are being taken.
Plant Protection Service (USSR).