About

The UK Plant Health Risk Register is a major step in implementing the recommendations of the independent Task Force on Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity. It is a tool for government, industry and stakeholders to prioritise action against pests and diseases which threaten our crops, trees, gardens and countryside. The Register is publicly available.

Plant pests not yet on the Risk Register may still be subject to plant health controls. The Plant Health Risk Register does not represent a comprehensive record of all pests of plant health concern, it is an evolving document to which more pests are being added every month.

Phase 1 UK Plant Health Risk Register - Summary Guide (pdf)

Risk Register News

  • Recent Additions 15/05/2015

    The following pests have been added to the UK Plant Health Risk Register:...
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  • Additions to the Risk Register – March 2015 26/03/2015

    The following pests have been added to the Risk Register:...
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  • Review of Risk Register Entries 23/03/2015

    The following pests have had their Risk Register entries revised in light of new information:...
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  • Cryptic African Moths Added to the Risk Register 20/03/2015

    Leucinodes orbonalis caterpillars tunnel inside aubergines, and a UK PRA was written on thi...
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  • New Entries on the Risk Register 06/02/2015

    The following pests have been added to the Risk Register this month:...
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  • Recent Additions and Updates 20/01/2015

    The following pests have been added to the UK Plant Health Risk Register:...
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  • Updates and Additions to the Risk Register 17/12/2014

    The following pests have been added to the Plant Health Risk Register:...
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  • Changes in Plant Health Legislation 09/12/2014

    Changes to the current plant health EU legislation became effective on the 1st October 2014. The fol...
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  • Additions and Updates 25/11/2014

    The following pests have been added to the Risk Register:...
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  • New Additions - Interceptions 21/11/2014

    The following pests have been intercepted by the UK and have been assessed as unlikely to pose a thr...
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  • 2014 CIWEM Green Ribbon Political Awards 19/11/2014

    The team behind the development of the Plant Health Risk Register were nominated for a Green Ribbon ...
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  • New Additions to the Plant Health Risk Register 24/10/2014

    Four pests have recently been added to the Risk Register: -...
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Example Searches



Which entries are pests of Fraxinus?

Which entries are pests of Solanum?

Which pests have a PRA available?


These are examples of some of the kinds of searches which are possible within the Risk Register and if you have any suggestions for additional searches please feel free to provide these via the feedback box at the bottom of this page.