UK Risk Register Details for Pratylenchus brachyurus

This record was last updated on 07/08/2018

Common Names

  • Root lesion nematode

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 10

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 10

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Bulgaria Unknown
Cyprus Present
United Kingdom Absent
Turkey Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present (Limited)
South America
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
French Guiana Present
Guyana Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Benin Present
Botswana Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Cameroon Present
Egypt Present
Ghana Present
Gambia Present
Guinea Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Malawi Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Senegal Present
Togo Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Afghanistan Present
Brunei Present
Georgia Present
Indonesia Present
Israel Present
India Present
Iran Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Malaysia Present
Oman Present
Philippines Present
Pakistan Present
Singapore Present
Uzbekistan Present
Vietnam Present
Central America
Belize Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Total outdoor production

Major Hosts

  • Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Ligustrum L.
  • Mentha L.
  • Myrtus communis L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Syzygium Gaertn.
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action on findings.

General Comments

Root feeding nematode pest with a wide host range, unlikely to establish in the UK.

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