UK Risk Register Details for 'Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense'

Common Names

  • Australian grapevine yellows
  • Australian lucerne yellows
  • Australian yellows of grapevine

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced with vector or finds vector

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

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
Australia Present
New Zealand Present

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Fragaria, Vitis

Major Hosts

  • Carica papaya L.
  • Cordyline australis (Forster F.) Hooker F./Endlicher
  • Fragaria L.
  • Phormium J.R. & G.Forst.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

ECIAI (as non-European virus-like organism that infects Fragaria/Vitis)

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action against findings

General Comments

Phytoplasma present in Australia and New Zealand which could be damaging to grapevine and strawberry production, in particular, if introduced to the UK. EU regulations help to mitigate the risk of entry.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

The effect of different pathogen strains on different host species

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause