UK Risk Register Details for Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lactucae

Common Names

  • Wilt: lettuce

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Soil/growing medium

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

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Industry awareness

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

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
Belgium Present
France Present (Limited)
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Portugal Present
North America
United States Present (Limited)
South America
Argentina Present
Asia
Iran Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present
Taiwan Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

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Lactuca sativa

Major Hosts

  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterrade em. Betcke

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing

Former EPPO alert

Actions Indicated

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Action

No statutory action against findings. Industry co-ordinated actions on preparedness and response to findings

General Comments

Unregulated fungal pathogen of lettuce, present in Europe and beyond. First UK finding in 2017 and being managed by industry, through AHDB.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

UK distribution

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause