UK Risk Register Details for Meloidogyne enterolobii

Common Names

  • Root-knot nematode

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

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] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 48

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU prohibition of key pathways



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 4
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 8
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 32

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country Status Notes
Switzerland Present
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Cuba Present
Guadeloupe Present
Guatemala Present
Martinique Present
Mexico Present
Puerto Rico Present
Trinidad and Tobago Present
United States Present
South America
Brazil Present
Venezuela Present
Burkina Faso Present
Congo (Democratic Rep.) Present
Cote d'Ivoire Present
Gambia Present
Malawi Present
Niger Present
Senegal Present
Togo Present
South Africa Present
China Present
India Present
Vietnam Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum melongena,Capsicum annuum

Major Hosts

  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
  • Coffea arabica L.
  • Glycine max (L.) Merr.
  • Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir./Lam.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Psidium guajava L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2010)

EU and EPPO Listing


Actions Indicated

  • show / hide


Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Emerging nematode pest a potential risk to glasshouse solanaceous crops in UK, but main pathway prohibited.

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