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Report of outbreak of Erwinia amylovora in Rep. of Korea in 2019

Publication Date
Tue, 02 Jul 2019, 11:24
Last Updated
July 2, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
Report Number
Republic of Korea
Report Status
Chaenomeles sinensis Koene, Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Linl. Malus domestica Borkh, Malus pumila var. dulcissima Koidz, Pyrus pyrifolia var. culta(Makino) Nakai, Pyrus serotina Rehder Amelanchier alnifora, A. canadensis, Chaenomeles spp. Cotomeaster spp., Crataegus spp., Pyracantha spp., Pyrus amygdaliformis, Sorbus spp., Stranvaesia davidiana and etc.
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Transient: actionable, under eradication
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: transient
Geographical Distribution
limited area in Rep. of Korea

Erwinia amylovora (Ea) was confirmed in 17 pear orchards and 99 apple orchards in Korea by 28 June 2019 with molecular diagnostic techniques. There orchards infected with Ea are located within an about 15 km diameter in Anseong city (9 pear orchards) and Cheonan city (6 apple orchards), which is the same area of outbreak in 2015~2018. Other cities are Chungju (2 pear orchards, 49 apple orchards) and Jecheon (44 apple orchards) which had outbreak in 2018, and Eumseong (6 apple orchards) which is a new outbreak area.

The pathogen could be introduced by plant for planting and cause decrease of the yield of pear and apple. It is known that introduction by commercial fruits is unlikely.
Contact for info
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency in Rep. of Korea. (e-mail : [email protected])
Report files
Report of Erwinia amylovora in 2019
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