UK Risk Register Details for Tomato yellow leaf curl virus

This record was last updated on 07/04/2020

Common Names

  • leaf curl
  • tomato yellow leaf curl virus

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
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] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 20
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 80

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Cyprus Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Italy Present
Malta Present
Portugal Present
Turkey Present
North America Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America Present
Venezuela Present
Oceania Present
Australia Present
New Caledonia Present
Africa Present
Burkina Faso Present
Benin Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cape Verde Present
Algeria Present
Egypt Present
Ghana Present
Libya Present
Morocco Present
Mali Present
Mauritius Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Sudan Present
Senegal Present
Tunisia Present
Tanzania Present
Asia Present
United Arab Emirates Present
Bangladesh Present
Bahrain Present
China Present
Georgia Present
Israel Present
India Present
Iraq Present
Iran Present
Jordan Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present
Kuwait Present
Laos Present
Lebanon Present
Nepal Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Thailand Present
Taiwan Present
Yemen Present
Central America
Bahamas Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Dominica Present
Dominican Republic Present
Grenada Present
Guadeloupe Present
Jamaica Present
Saint Kitts and Nevis Present
Martinique Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum, Capsicum

Major Hosts

  • Acalypha australis L.
  • Brassica L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Capsicum frutescens L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.
  • Datura stramonium L.
  • Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinners
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Petunia x hybrida Horti Vilmorin-Andrieux
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Solanum elaeagnifolium Cavara
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Vigna Savi
  • Viola prionantha Bunge

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2002)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated non quarantine pest, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Regulated virus pest of tomato, vectored by tobacco whitefly (Bemisa tabaci), which is itself a regulated pest in the UK.

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