UK Risk Register Details for Melon yellowing-associated virus

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

This record was last updated on 15/06/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

  • show / hide
  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

  • show / hide
  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

  • show / hide
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] 1
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 1
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 2
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 2

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest. Main vector is regulated.

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

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

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

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Cucumis melo

Major Hosts

  • Cucumis melo L.
  • Plants (general)

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

  • show / hide

Regulated quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Statutory action in line with legislation

General Comments

Virus known only from Brazil which is vectored by Bemisia tabaci. The only known natural host is melon. It is considered of low risk to the UK as melons are not commonly cultivated, though amateur gardeners may occasionally grow them.

Further Information

Uncertainty

  • show / hide

Key uncertainty for pest

Rapid addition via a workshop. Some areas of assessment may require more research

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution