UK Risk Register Details for Apple rough skin agent

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

This record was last updated on 14/09/2021

Common Names

  • Rough skin of apple

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

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
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Czech Republic Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Norway Present
Poland Present
Switzerland Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
United States Present
Oceania
Australia Present
Asia
India Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Malus fruit production

Major Hosts

  • Malus Mill.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • N/A

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated non quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action

General Comments

A disease of unknown cause affecting apples in Europe. The use of resistant cultivars appears to have lessened the impact of this disease in Europe and other parts of the world with no recent reports of major crop losses. Current evidence suggests that it is absent from the UK.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Taxonomy, could be an old name of a current Apple virus, however no link has been established.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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