Fruit tree burn disease rapidly spreads mainly in the central region of South Korea

Published May 20, 2024

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The article reports an outbreak of fruit tree burn disease, caused by a bacterial blight, which has spread to 16 farms across Hwaseong, Yangpyeong, Eumseong, Asan, and Dangjin cities and counties in South Korea. The disease has affected a total area of 12.3 hectares and has been confirmed in both apple and pear orchards. In response, the Rural Development Administration is increasing emergency surveillance and extending inspections to prevent the disease's spread. The peak of the outbreak is expected in early June.
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As fruit tree burn disease appears to be spreading to the Gyeonggi and Chungcheong regions, fruit tree growth management across the country is on alert. According to the Rural Development Administration, as of 5 p.m. on the 17th, the number of farms with burn disease outbreaks had increased to 16 in 7 cities and counties, including Hwaseong and Yangpyeong in Gyeonggi Province, Eumseong in North Chungcheong Province, and Asan and Dangjin in South Chungcheong Province. It has a total area of 12.3 ha. It has been four days since the first outbreak of burn disease this year in an apple orchard in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, and a pear orchard in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province on the 13th. As of the 17th, burying work is in progress at 9 farms, and it is reported that burying is also being prepared for the remaining 6 farms. The first farm where the outbreak occurred has been completely buried. Emergency surveillance is in progress at farms within 100 meters of the ...
Source: Nongmin
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