UK Risk Register Details for Bactericera cockerelli

Common Names

  • potato psyllid
  • tomato psyllid

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced with the pathogen

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Fruits or vegetables

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] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

EU prohibition of key pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 5
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 15
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 75

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
North America
Guatemala Present
Honduras Present
Mexico Present
Nicaragua Present
El Salvador Present
United States Present
Oceania
New Zealand Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

EPPO (2012), UK (2014)

EU and EPPO Listing

EPPO A1

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against findings,EU regulation and keep PRA up to date in light of developments.

General Comments

A vector of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum a potentially serious pest of solanaceous hosts (Tomato/Potato). Priority for EU regulation to prevent introduction or spread of the bacterium and its vectors.

Risk Records for this Pest