UK Risk Register Details for Heterodera elachista

Common Names

  • Japanese cyst nematode
  • Japanese rice cyst nematode

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)
  • Soil/growing medium

Common Pathways

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Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 1
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

EU prohibition on key pathways from Asia

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] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

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
Italy Present (Limited)
Asia
China Present
Iran Present
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Nematode (Tylenchida)

Host or Industry at Risk

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Triticum, Zea mays

Major Hosts

  • Oryza sativa L.
  • Triticum L.
  • Zea mays L.

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

Nematode pest of rice, maize and wheat, now present in Italy. Risk can be mitigated by planting seeds, rather than young plants.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Pathway of introduction to Italy.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest