UK Risk Register Details for Blueberry mosaic associated virus

This record was last updated on 14/09/2021

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced with vector or finds vector

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] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 2
Impact [1 - 5] 2
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 18

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
Serbia Present
Slovenia Present
Poland Present
North America
Canada Present
United States Present
Asia
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

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Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)

Major Hosts

  • Vaccinium L.
  • Vaccinium corymbosum 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

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated non quarantine pest

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action

General Comments

Blueberry virus present in North America and some parts of Europe, suspected to be the causal agent of blueberry mosaic disease (BMD). Using certified plants will help reduce the risks. A PRA will help assess the justification of this pest for quarantine pest regulation.

Further Information

Uncertainty

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Key uncertainty for pest

Vaccinium corymbosum is currently the only confirmed host, but the virus may not have had the opportunity to infect other Vaccinium species.

Climate

Current distribution

Hosts

Impact

Pathways

Regulation

Taxonomy

UK distribution