UK Risk Register Details for Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium

Common Names

  • Phytoplasma disease of almond

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

Current Mitigations

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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] 1
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 8

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
Asia
Iran Present
Lebanon Present

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

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Prunus persica

Major Hosts

  • Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb
  • Prunus persica Batsch
  • Prunus persica var. nucipersica Batsch

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO Alert

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Phytoplasma causing substantial damage to peach, nectarine and almond trees in Iran and Lebanon. Limited risk of introduction to the UK due to low import volumes of hosts from affected countries and current regulations, but statutory action would be taken against findings.