UK Risk Register Details for Cronartium comptoniae

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

EU Annex IAI

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 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 rigida Mill.
  • Pinus sylvestris Linnaeus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Coniferous

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EU IAI (as non-European Cronartium spp.)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

A blister rust in North America, whose 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 - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest