UK Risk Register Details for Pratylenchus scribneri

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
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
Bulgaria Present
United Kingdom Absent
Croatia Present
Italy Present
Sweden Present
Slovenia Present
Turkey Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America
Argentina Present
Cameroon Present
Egypt Present
Nigeria Present
South Africa Present
China Present
Israel Present
India Present
Iran Present
Jordan Present
Japan Present
Oman Present
Pakistan Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Protected ornamentals

Major Hosts

  • Allium cepa L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Brassica oleracea L.
  • Canna L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Cymbidium Sw.
  • Fragaria L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Hippeastrum Herb.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Imperata Cyr.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Rosa L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2015)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Nematode pest present in parts of Europe and elsewhere. Unlikely to establish outdoors in UK. Polyphagous, but many economically important hosts are not grown under protection in the UK and there are few reports of impacts to crops under protection.

Risk Records for this Pest