UK Risk Register Details for Plum pox virus

Common Names

  • Plum pox
  • Pox disease of plum
  • Sharka
  • Sharka disease of plum

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 16
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 2
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Europe Present
Albania Present
Austria Present
Bosnia-Herzegovina Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Belarus Present
Switzerland Present
Cyprus Present
Czech Republic Present
Germany Present
Denmark Present
Estonia Present
Spain Present
France Present
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Greece Present
Croatia Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Lithuania Present
Luxembourg Present
Latvia Present
Moldova Present
Montenegro Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Portugal Present
Romania Present
Serbia Present
Russia Present
Slovenia Present
Slovakia Present
Turkey Present
Ukraine Present
North America
Canada Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Chile Present
Africa Present
Egypt Present
Tunisia Present
China Present
Israel Present
India Present
Iran Present
Jordan Present
Japan Present
Kazakhstan Present
Lebanon Present
Pakistan Present
Syria Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Prunus domestica

Major Hosts

  • Prunus armeniaca L.
  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Prunus salicina Lindl.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

Netherlands (2011)

EU and EPPO Listing


Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Negotiate for a shift to certification.

General Comments

Mitigation by quarantine regulations imposes significant costs to propagators. Given the pest is so widespread deregulation and industry management is recommended. Currently under review by the EU standing committee on plant health.

Risk Records for this Pest