UK Risk Register Details for Pseudococcus meridionalis

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)
  • 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] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 4
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 24

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 Absent
United Kingdom Absent
South America
Argentina Present
Chile Present

Type of Pest

  • Insect (Hemiptera)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Protected Cultivation

Major Hosts

  • Prunus domestica ssp. domestica L.
  • Pyrus communis L.
  • Vaccinium L.
  • Vitis vinifera ssp. vinifera L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2015)

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action to be taken on plants for planting but not produce for consumption.

General Comments

Polyphagous mealybug intercepted in the UK on blueberries for consumption from Argentina and Chile. Potentially a threat to UK protected crops but unlikely to establish outdoors. Need to monitor distribution elsewhere to assess any change to level of threat.

Risk Records for this Pest