UK Risk Register Details for Scutellonema brachyurus

This record was last updated on 14/03/2018

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 (with soil)

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] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 5
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 10
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 40

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Germany Present under protection
United Kingdom Absent
Greece Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present under protection
Sweden Present under protection
North America
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Colombia Present
Falkland Islands Present
Peru Present
Venezuela Present
Australia Present
Fiji Present
New Zealand Present
Tonga Present
Samoa Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Egypt Present
Ethiopia Present
Kenya Present
Madagascar Present
Mauritius Present
Malawi Present
Mozambique Present
Nigeria Present
Reunion Present
Swaziland Present
Tanzania Present
Uganda Present
South Africa Present
Zambia Present
Zimbabwe Present
Brunei Present
China Present
India Present
Japan Present
South Korea Present
Sri Lanka Present
Malaysia Present
Nepal Present
Pakistan Present
Singapore Present
Thailand Present
Central America
Barbados Present
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Jamaica Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Protected plants

Major Hosts

  • Acer pseudoplatanus L.
  • Asparagus officinalis L.
  • Beta vulgaris L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Dianthus caryophyllus L.
  • Fragaria ananassa (F. x ananassa) Duch.
  • Hordeum vulgare L. em. Lam.
  • Humulus lupulus L.
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Pinus L.
  • Platanus occidentalis L.
  • Taxus L.
  • Zea mays L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action on interceptions from outside the EU.

General Comments

Polyphagous nematode widely distributed, including in parts of Europe, which represents a potential threat to crops grown under protection in the UK. Statutory action would be taken against interceptions associated with material from outside the EU, as evidence of non-compliance with import requirements for soil and growing media.

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

Impact on important UK hosts.


Current distribution






UK distribution

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