UK Risk Register Details for Phytophthora foliorum

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

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

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

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
Spain Present (Unknown Distribution)
United Kingdom Present (Unknown Distribution)
North America
United States Present (Limited)

Type of Pest

  • Oomycete

Host or Industry at Risk

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Rhododendron

Major Hosts

  • Rhododendron L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

No

EU and EPPO Listing

None

Actions Indicated

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Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Fungal pathogen of rhododendron, present in USA and some parts of Europe, detected for the first time in the UK in 2016. Current evidence suggests it is unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health, but the situation will be kept under review.

Risk Records for this Pest