UK Risk Register Details for Blueberry shoestring sobemovirus

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced with vector or finds vector

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 16
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 4
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 16
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
United Kingdom Absent
Poland Present
North America
Canada Present
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

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Vacciunium corymbosum

Major Hosts

  • Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.
  • Vaccinium corymbosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Blueberry virus affecting plantations in North America and also detected in Poland. Some uncertainty about distribution and presence of suitable vectors in Europe which will be investigated further through a PRA. Industry may wish to monitor for its presence.