UK Risk Register Details for Wheat dwarf virus

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 16/09/2020, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

This record was last updated on 16/09/2020

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] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Bulgaria Present
Czech Republic Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Poland Present
Romania Present
Slovakia Present
Spain Present
Sweden Present
Ukraine Present
Turkey Present
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
Austria Present
Tunisia Present
Zambia Present
Syria Present
China Present
Iran Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide


Major Hosts

  • Apera spica-venti (L.) Beauv.
  • Avena fatua L.
  • Avena sativa L.
  • Avena sterilis Linnaeus
  • Bromus inermis Leyss.
  • Bromus secalinus L.
  • Bromus tectorum L.
  • Hordeum murinum L.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Lagurus ovatus L.
  • Lolium multiflorum Lam.
  • Lolium temulentum Linnaeus
  • Poa annua L.
  • Poa pratensis L.
  • Secale cereale L.
  • Triticosecale hybrids
  • Triticum aestivum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2015)

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Wheat dwarf virus is widespread in Europe and present in low levels in the UK. Stakeholders may wish to monitor for the leafhopper vector and consider control options, to prepare for the possibility of further findings.

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