Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Outbreaks and new records. Sweden. Outbreak of fireblight (Erwinia amylovora).

Abstract

A Crataegus hedge surrounding an apple and pear orchard on the south east coast of Sweden became infected with E. amylovora. Serious infection spread to pear but not to apple trees in 1986. The infected hedge and trees were destroyed and the infection seems to have been eliminated.