UK Risk Register Details for Thecaphora solani

This record was last updated on 23/03/2020

Common Names

  • Potato smut
  • Smut of potato
  • Thecaphora smut
  • Thecaphora smut of potato

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest and prohibition of key pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
South America
Bolivia Present
Ecuador Present
Chile Present
Colombia Present
Peru Present
Uruguay Present
Venezuela Present
Central America
Panama Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

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Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Datura stramonium L.
  • Solanum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated quarantine pest. EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Fungal pest of potato present in the Americas. Serious risk to UK potato production but effectively mitigated by regulation.

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