UK Risk Register Details for Pectobacterium aroidearum

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Pest has been archived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 The information on this pest was correct as of 19/05/2020, but is no longer actively maintained.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.

This record was last updated on 19/05/2020

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)

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] 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

Prohibition of one pathway

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 4
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 20

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
South America
Brazil Present (Widespread)
Asia
China Present (Widespread)
Lebanon Present (Widespread)

Type of Pest

  • Bacterium

Host or Industry at Risk

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Cucurbita pepo, Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis, Solanum tuberosum

Major Hosts

  • Brassica rapa x pekinensis
  • Cucurbita pepo L.
  • Schefflera J.R. & G.Forst.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Both protected crops and outdoor production

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Not currently listed

Actions Indicated

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Action

No statutory action against findings

General Comments

Bacterial pathogen which can be controlled in seed potato production through certification requirements, and through good management practice to combat blackleg in ware potato production.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution