UK Risk Register Details for Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi

Common Names

  • Phloem necrosis of elm
  • Yellows of elm

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

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 Present
Germany Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Croatia Present
Italy Present
Serbia Present
Slovenia Present
North America Present
Canada Present (Limited)
United States Present

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Ulmus

Major Hosts

  • Ulmus L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

Uk (2014)

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO A1, ECIAI

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action will be taken aginst findings. Awareness raising with industry.Survey to establish if present in the UK. Update of EU regulations and Elm to be added to statutory pre-notification scheme for imports. Research into dectection, spread and control and candidate for sentinel plants programme.

General Comments

EU regulated pest of elm, present in some European countries, as well as North America, and now detected in the UK. Longer term decisions to be taken in response to surveillance findings. Awareness raising and intelligence gathering to be improved through adding elm to a statutory scheme to pre-notify imports from the EU.

Risk Records for this Pest