UK Risk Register Details for Sweet potato mild mottle virus

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

This record was last updated on 15/06/2020

Common Names

  • Mild mottle of sweet potato
  • Mosaic of sweet potato
  • Sweet potato mosaic

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Bulbs or 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] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 1
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 1
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 2

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest. Main vector is regulated.

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
Oceania
New Zealand Present
Africa
Burundi Present
Egypt Present
Kenya Present
Rwanda Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Asia
China Present
Indonesia Present
Japan Present
Philippines Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Ipomoea batatas

Major Hosts

  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Plants (general)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action in line with legislation

General Comments

Sub-tropical virus affecting sweet potatoes, unlikely to establish outside in UK. Host crop not widely grown in the UK, although it is becoming more popular, with some protected cultivation.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Rapid addition via a workshop. Some areas of assessment may require more research.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution

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