UK Risk Register Details for Melampsora medusae

Common Names

  • Conifer/poplar rust
  • Leaf rust of poplar
  • Poplar rust

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] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

  • show / hide

Key mitigation for pest

EU regulated pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 5
Impact [1 - 5] 3
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 Status Notes
Europe
Belgium Present
France Present
United Kingdom Absent
Portugal Present
North America Present
Canada Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America Present
Bolivia Present
Brazil Present
Chile Present
Oceania Present
Australia Present
New Zealand Present
Africa
South Africa Present
Zimbabwe Present
Asia
Japan Present

Type of Pest

  • Fungus

Host or Industry at Risk

  • show / hide

Populus

Major Hosts

  • Populus balsamifera L.
  • Populus deltoides Bartr. Ex Marsh.
  • Populus nigra L.
  • Populus tremuloides Michx.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • Broadleaved

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

EU and EPPO Listing

EC IAII , EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

  • show / hide

Action

Monitor spread and impacts of disease in Europe.

General Comments

Continue to monitor impacts and spread in Europe. Risk currently effectively mitigated by legislation.

Risk Records for this Pest