UK Risk Register Details for Southern tomato virus

Please note: there are high levels of uncertainty associated with the risk scores for this pest.

Pest has been archived

This pest has been assessed for the Risk Register and is considered to pose a low risk to the UK. The information on this pest was correct as of 07/06/2019, but is no longer actively maintained. It will only be updated if new information is received which indicates the potential for a significant increase in risk to the UK.

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Seeds

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

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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
France Present
United Kingdom Unknown
Italy Present
North America
Mexico Present
United States Present
Asia
Bangladesh Present
China Present
South Korea Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Solanum lycopersicum

Major Hosts

  • Solanum lycopersicum L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

No statutory action where this virus alone has been detected.

General Comments

Seed-transmitted virus of tomatoes with an unknown distribution in the UK, which is known to be present in parts of Europe and elsewhere. Infections can be asymptomatic, so the distribution may be wider than currently reported. Mostly detected in mixed infections with little evidence of impacts alone.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Impacts due to infection of plants by this virus alone rather than in combination with other viruses.

Climate - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause