EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 13 - 1987 Num. article: 1987/01

Fireblight in the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Erwinia amylovora was confirmed in the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) for the first time in August/September 1986 on species of Cotoneaster, Sorbus and Pyracantha. An eradication programme was immediately set up and will continue·
throughout 1987.


Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food