UK Risk Register Details for Rathayibacter toxicus

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Seeds
  • Stored plant products

Common Pathways

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Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

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] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

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

Type of Pest

  • Bacterium

Host or Industry at Risk

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Pasture

Major Hosts

  • Agrostis avenacea Gmelin
  • Lolium multiflorum Lam.
  • Lolium rigidum Gaud.
  • Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

No statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Bacterium spread by nematodes which infect grasses, causing gumming disease. The more significant impacts would potentially be on animal health, but there is unlikely to be a significant additional risk to the UK due to other rye grass pathogens already present.

Risk Records for this Pest