UK Risk Register Details for Cronartium comptoniae

This record was last updated on 18/06/2020

Common Names

  • Sweet fern blister rust

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 5
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

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 5
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 / Territory Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Pinus

Major Hosts

  • Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coult.
  • Myrica L.
  • Myrica gale L.
  • Pinus L.
  • Pinus banksiana Lamb.
  • Pinus contorta Dougl. Ex Loud.
  • Pinus muricata D.Don
  • Pinus rigida Mill.
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest (as Cronartium spp.). EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

A blister rust in North America. The main host (pine) is prohibited from import from the native range of the blister rust.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

The climatic requirements for infection.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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