UK Risk Register Details for Pectobacterium aroidearum

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

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

Plant Health Order 2005 Schedule 3 prohibits import of seed tubers.

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

EU and EPPO Listing

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 - Cause

Current distribution - Cause

Hosts - Cause

Impact - Cause

Pathways - Cause

Regulation - Cause

Taxonomy - Cause

UK distribution - Cause

Risk Records for this Pest